Doc (David) Brown, Ph.D.

Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellow

Doc (David) Brown is Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellow focused on methane and nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture. They’re developing a non-profit project, CowBell Labs to make agricultural greenhouse gas measurement for research and on-farm testing more accessible. Previously, they led the development of the soil carbon sequestration program, ROOTS, at the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-e; at Google X they co-founded Mineral, the Alphabet agricultural robotics company; and they established the Field Measurement and Data Science teams at agricultural nitrogen sustainability company Pivot Bio. They received their Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech. In their free time they enjoy performance art and surfing.

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