Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Bloom Energy
KR Sridhar is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Bloom Energy. Before this, he led a team developing technologies to sustain life on Mars for NASA. For his work, Fortune magazine cited him as “one of the top five futurists that are inventing tomorrow today.” Previously, Sridhar was a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering as well as director of the Space Technologies Laboratory (STL) at the University of Arizona. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on many technical committees, panels, and boards. Sridhar has authored over 50 publications and is a sought-after speaker and advisor on energy and environmental issues.