Dr. Darren Mollot, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Clean Energy Systems
Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Darren Mollot is currently the Director of the Office of Clean Energy Systems in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.  This office is responsible for the development and demonstration of fossil fueled energy technologies including carbon capture, utilization and storage, which will allow the production of electricity and other products with near zero atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide.


Dr. Mollot has been working for the Department since 1992.  He has served in positions throughout the organization including as a Research Engineer at the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) where he was awarded a patent for an emission control process, Project Management responsible for the Wabash River Coal Gasification project which remains one of the only two IGCC plants operating in the US, Technical Liaison to the National Carbon Capture Center (previously Power Systems Development Facility) where he lead the turbine combustor start-up team, Program Manager and Senior Technical Advisor.  


Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Mollot held various positions with the private sector including IBM and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In 1999, he was selected as a Congressional Science Fellow and served a year on Senator Rockefeller’s staff advising on issues related to science and technology.


Dr. Mollot earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  He has authored numerous publications and has given presentations and keynote addresses on topics related to the Office of Fossil Energy’s programs in both national and international forums.