Dr. Eckard is a technology, environmental, and fund development specialist with deep background in quantitative and economic analysis for advanced transportation, energy, water, and industrial projects, including cleantech and renewables deployment. He also serves as Momentum’s senior water resources and water quality scientist and subject matter expert.
Since 2014, Dr. Eckard has helped secure well over $100 million in grant funds while leveraging more than $220 million in private funding for waste management, renewable energy, cleantech vehicle, and water sector projects and programs. He also possesses considerable expertise in technology commercialization and market development and has prepared high-quality, customized business evaluations to support market development and commercialization for businesses in or seeking to enter the energy, water, and associated cleantech sectors.
He has also developed successful and adaptive commercialization strategies for organic waste management systems, advanced biofuels, anaerobic digesters, anaerobic digester pretreatment, advanced boilers, cooling system treatment chemicals, water treatment systems, ozonation for drinking water systems, and various other systems and technologies.
Dr. Eckard lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children. When he is not developing funding and commercialization strategies, Dr. Eckard enjoys making ceramics with his family, visiting interesting geologic formations, and analyzing/writing up water quality research with colleagues at the University of California and the US Geological Survey.
Education: University of California, Davis, PhD, Organic Geochemistry 2016 University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, College of Creative Studies, Biology (Ecology), summa cum laude, 2001