Dr. Manas Pathak is co-founder and CEO of EarthEn, a climate-tech startup with patent-pending, sCO2 based technology for long-duration energy storage. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah and finishing his MBA from Arizona State University. In the past, Manas has been an Affiliate Scientist and Fellow at Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah. At EGI Manas examined the interaction between kerogen and formation fluids and its importance in predicting the Pressure-Volume-Temperature properties of oils. He also investigated enhanced recovery through CO2 sequestration in shales during his time in the Department of Energy’s National Lab in Idaho. He is author of multiple journal papers in the energy sector, specifically oil & gas and has delivered several well-accepted talks and panel discussions in different conferences. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple oil and gas journals. He is a professional member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Exploration Geophysics.