John Mcgowen, Arizona State University, USA
Dr. John McGowen , PhD, PMP, currently serving as Director of Operations and Program Management for the Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3), a $15M project funded by the Department of Energy responsible overall program management and identification, coordination and implementation of projects for customers at ASU's Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation’s (AzCATI) algae testbed facility and those of our partners, as well as the identification and implementation of best practices in algae growth and processing, standardization of methodologies and the implementation of our long term cultivation feedstock trials experimental framework. As a portfolio manager and founding member of ASU’s Project Management Office, key responsibilities center on developing, adapting, and integrating project management best practices into an academic translational research and development environment. Specific focus is on large scale proposal development, teaming, industrial outreach, collaboration and relationship management. Over 18 years of project/portfolio management and technology development experience and has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2008.