Michael Contreras - AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
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.