Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, CEO of the Digital Power Group (a tech-centric capital advisory group), faculty fellow at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and an advisory board member of Notre Dame University’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. Previously, he cofounded and was chief tech strategist of Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund, and was chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. Mills is a contributor to Forbes.com and coauthor of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (2005; Number One on Amazon’s science and math rankings). His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Magazine. Mills is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox, NBC, and PBS, and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2016, Mills was named "Energy Writer of the Year" by the American Energy Society.
Earlier, Mills was a technology advisor for Bank of America Securities and coauthor of the Huber-Mills Digital Power Report, an energy-tech investment newsletter. He has testified before Congress and has briefed many state public-service commissions and legislators. Mills served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and subsequently provided science and technology policy counsel to numerous private-sector firms, the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories.
Early in his career, Mills was an experimental physicist and development engineer at Bell Northern Research (Canada’s Bell Labs) and at the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center on microprocessors, fiber optics, missile guidance, nuclear energy, and nonproliferation, earning several patents for his work. He holds a degree in physics from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.