Matthew Peña, PhD
Associate Director - Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator
Matthew Peña is Associate Director of Rice Alliance's Clean Energy Accelerator, where he will support a global cohort of startups developing transformative clean energy technologies here in Houston, the energy capital of the world. Matt is an experienced scientist with a demonstrated history of research across diverse biological disciplines. He holds a BS in Physics from the University of Texas and a PhD in Biochemistry from Rice University, where he most recently studied metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce therapeutics. Matt is an alumnus and regular mentor to the OwlSpark program.