As leader of the XPRIZE Energy team, Marcius combines his experience in partnership building and strategy with his training in physics and engineering to help lead the transition to a clean energy future. This work includes leading the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to recycle CO2 into valuable products. Before joining XPRIZE, Dr. Extavour served as Director of Government and Corporate Partnerships in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.
He has held positions at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resource and at the Council of Canadian Academies. In the private sector, he has developed risk management software for North American electric power markets at Ontario Power Generation, and designed and fabricated optoelectronic devices at Nortel Networks Research Labs. Dr. Extavour received a PhD and MSc in Physics and a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.