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Mark Mills

Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute


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Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and CEO of the Digital Power Group, a tech-centric capital advisory group. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, and a member of the Advisory Board of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values. Earlier he cofounded and was chief tech strategist for Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund, and served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO.

Mills writes a tech column for Forbes and is coauthor of the book The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (Basic Books, 2005) which rose to #1 in Amazon.com’s science and math rankings. He has been published in various popular publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Magazine. Mills has appeared on many news and TV/radio talk shows from CNN, FOX, and NBC, to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Mills was earlier a technology adviser for Bank of America Securities, and a coauthor of a successful energy-tech investment newsletter, the Huber-Mills Digital Power Report. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and briefed many state public service commissions and state legislators. Mills served in the White House Science Office under President Ronald Reagan, and subsequently provided science & technology policy counsel to numerous firms in the private sector as well as the Department of Energy and several of the U.S. National research laboratories. Early in his career, he was an experimental physicist and development engineer in the fields of microprocessors, fiber optics, missile guidance, nuclear energy and non-proliferation, and he worked at Bell Northern Research (Canada’s Bell Labs), and the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center. He holds several patents from his early career, and has a degree in physics from Queen’s University, Canada.

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