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Dr. Dev Shenoy

Venture Partner, Sustainability

Dr. Dev Shenoy is a Venture Partner in the Sustainability Group at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners. 

He is concurrently serving as Chief Engineer with Allegheny Science and Technology, a contractor to the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) HQ.  Dev served as Chief Engineer for DOE/AMO for the past four years and in that role co-authored DOE’s 2015 QTR (Quadrennial Technology Review) that serves as a blueprint for DOE’s energy technology investments.  

Prior to joining DOE, he served as a Senior Advisor at the Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) Office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  In that role he co-led a Telecom initiative with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to explore U.S. opportunities to strengthen the supply chain for optical networks and wireless equipment; developed Title III projects and reviewed CFIUS (Committee for Foreign Investment in the U.S.) cases for the Pentagon.  

Prior to serving at the Pentagon, Dev was a Program Manager at DARPA, (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), where he developed and managed over $100 M in cutting-edge technology programs in Electronics, Photonics, and MEMS for defense and commercial applications.

Dev has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India and postdoctoral experience from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dev has 50 scientific and technical publications including reputed journals such as Nature and Physical Review Letters; he holds 5 patents for his inventions as a Research Physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.  Dev is a fellow of the SPIE (Society for Photo-Acoustical Instrumentation Engineers), a society dedicated to Photonics Technology.  He is also an Executive in Residence at Columbia University Technology Ventures.