Mike DeNoia

Mike DeNoia

Ten years of process improvement and project management experience in biotechnology prior to graduate school have provided valuable industry.  Three years at Duke and internships at the Rocky Mountain Institute and National Grid have further provided allowed development of strategic business skills and provided extensive contextual background of the energy industry and transportation sector.  

Career Interests

Renewable Energy, City Energy and Transit Planning, Strategy and Efficiency, Energy Technology Prospecting, Mobility and Transportation

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Business Administration, May 2018
The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC
Strategy Concentration
Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum: Dominion Resources; MBA Energy Club career and sponsorship chairs, Energy Conference panel leader, Case Competition logistics lead, FuquaPride outreach chair, MEM/MBA prospective student chair, 2017 UCLA Energy Management Group Case Competition winner
Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Energy and Environment Concentration 
Master’s Project: Emission and efficiency improvements for Duke University’s Transit Plan, 2016 Fuels Institute “Future of Transportation” Case Competition finalist, Duke oSTEM chapter president/founder
Bachelor of Science, May 2004
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Majors in Biochemistry, Humanities & Arts
Graduated with distinction, Independent Study mentor, Alpha Phi Omega member (Service Honor Fraternity) and Alpha Psi Omega member (Theatre Honor Fraternity)

Professional Experience

Summer Intern, New Energy Solutions, Partnerships & Joint Ventures; Global Procurement, National Grid, Development and deployment of innovative new technologies to support grid modernization, Waltham, MA
Generated market analysis and host/developer outreach strategy for deployment of energy storage systems in support of MA and NY storage mandates. Built strategy to support 3-fold expansion of electric vehicle charging network in MA territory. 2017
Summer Intern, Transportation and Mobility, Rocky Mountain Institute 
Mobility team, developing market-based solutions driving low-carbon, shared-mobility model, Boulder, CO
Evaluated stakeholder criteria and prepared recommendations to enable expansion of Transportation Network Company into new market territories. Developed multimodal transit plan for the City of Boulder to curtail parking demand and GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions for 1,700 vehicles. Built integrated model for projecting institute progress toward 20% VMT and CO2 reduction goal. 2016
Senior Research Associate, Biology Productivity Group Joule Unlimited, Harnessing renewable energy from the sun for sustainable production of ethanol and diesel, Bedford, MA
Championed advancement of lead strain, resulting in the first commercially viable innovation in 18 months, and established the new product developmental baseline. Facilitated 20-fold increase in screening capacity through and strategized to create new test parameters, validate platform, and streamline processes through new procedures and automation. 2012 − 2015
Research Associate II, High Throughput Protein Optimization Platform, Monsanto Biotechnology, Innovating crop improvement, alleviating farmers’ dependence on chemicals and irrigation, Cambridge, MA
Conducted extensive research and analysis, developed product improvement strategies, and spearheaded process innovation to expedite next-gen drought and insect-resistant products. 2008 − 2012
Research Associate, Plant Pipeline; Nutrition and Quality, Mystic, CT
Reengineered pipeline workflows to expand capacity, optimize production efficiency and quality, yielding 10% increase in viable products; shortened 28-week testing cycle timeline by 2 weeks. 2004 − 2008

Other Experience

Six Sigma Green Belt, oSTEM Global Organization Director of Professional Membership (LGBT leadership/education in STEM fields), runner and team captain in four Ragnar Relay 200-mile races, novice beer brewer, musician


business development
cost-benefit analysis
energy efficiency
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry