Elizabeth Burrows

Technology Manager, Bioenergies Technologies office


Dr. Elizabeth Burrows is a Technology Manager in the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. She works in the Renewable Carbon Resources sub-program and is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) coordinator for BETO. Her prior work includes 14
years conducting research in algal biofuels and forest and wetland ecosystem science. She has been working in various roles for BETO since
2016. Prior to her work in BETO, she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. Her research experience in algal biofuels includes 2.5 years at the startup company, Joule Unlimited, a postdoc in Chemistry at Princeton and Rutgers Universities, a graduate
internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and a PhD in Biological and
Ecological Engineering from Oregon State University. During graduate school, she also completed an Ecosystem Informatics minor, which followed from her previous position studying forest biogeochemistry at Harvard Experimental Forest, through the Marine Biological Laboratory. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College.