Dr. Mike Soboroff
Dr. Mike Soboroff has decades of experience with all levels of government, private industry, and academia. He has managed high-value programs in electronic materials, structural materials, process engineering, advanced power grid concepts, and infrastructure security. At the US Department of Energy, he was the Program Manager for Power Electronics in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The program supported future power grid needs for faster switching, more flexible power conversion, and better two-way flow control of both power and information. The focus was on breakthrough materials, designs, and processes that would enable power electronics to replace their electromechanical counterparts in utility applications.
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Previously Dr. Soboroff was Program Manager for the Office of Industrial Technology’s Industrial Materials of the Future program. Prior to joining DOE, he was Washington Liaison for the Defense Production Act Office, US Department of Defense, where he directed planning and project selection. Dr. Soboroff also ran the Secondary Resources Processing Group at the Bureau of Mines, and he was Coordinator for the United States – Israel Desalting Program. Dr. Soboroff holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Iowa.