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Michael Contreras - AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Michael Contreras

Michael Contreras joined the SunShot Initiative motivated by the office's unique approach to driving down the cost of solar energy through strategic technology investments. He is a co-founder and original architect of the Catalyst program. Most recently, Michael was a spacecraft structural analyst at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory advancing the technology readiness of innovative aerodynamic decelerator systems funded by NASA. He holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University.