2024 Investiture Information

Trent Staats

Visiting Instructor


Trent Staats is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and has led enterprises in the electric power, bioscience, biofuels, and chemical recycling spaces. He authored and teaches a case-based course to undergraduates on Technology Entrepreneurship and advises Masters of Engineering Management students.

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Energy Systems, Electric Utilities, Clean Energy, Recycling, Circular Economy


  • PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA, Harvard Business School

Professional Activities

Posita Technologies, BioScale, Verenium, CleanPlanet Chemical