Dr. Andrew Higier

Dr. Andrew Higier

Acting Director, Energy Portfolio

Mountain View, CA

Dr. Andrew Higier serves as the Acting Director of the Energy Portfolio at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). In this role Dr. Higier leads the Energy Portfolio in delivering strategic energy capabilities to the military by accelerating the adoption of commercial technology and strengthening the national security innovation base. The Energy Portfolio is focused on two primary lines of effort: Installation Resilience and Operational Energy.

Dr. Higier has spent over a decade focused on bringing innovative technologies to the warfighter. He has extensive experience across the Department of Defense (DoD), including multiple positions in the U.S. Navy, USSOUTHCOM, and OUSD R&E as well as diverse experience in both private industry and academia.  

Dr. Higier holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. He has authored a number of journal articles and has presented at a number of conferences across the globe and also holds a number of patents.


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