Dr. Sean Simpson

Co-founder and Strategic Advisor
Dr. Sean Simpson is a Co-founder of LanzaTech. Under Sean’s leadership, the company developed and scaled a gas fermentation process technology and established a broad and unique patent portfolio covering all areas of gas fermentation, including fermentation processes and microbes, gaseous feedstock handling, and product and waste handling. Sean has over 20 publications and 200 patents. He has received a number of awards including the 2015 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Award, the 2014 Sanitarium, NZ Innovator of the Year Award, the 2013 Kea NZ World Class New Zealander in Science Award, the 2013 Bio Spectrum Asia-Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 2011 NZBIO Young Biotechnologist of the Year, and the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New Zealand.