Tom Griffin, PhD

Chief Engineering Officer

Tom Griffin, PhD

Chief Engineering Officer

Tom Griffin joined Viridos as its Chief Engineering Officer in April 2024.  A seasoned leader in facing complex process engineering technology challenges, he brings over thirty years of industrial experience in applied technology development and deployment – including contributions over a wide range of energy and environmental initiatives. 

Tom served as CTO at both Edeniq and Pennsylvania Sustainable Technologies (co-founder).  As a Managing Director at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, he led diligence efforts in BEV’s Manufacturing vertical.  He also served in senior technology leadership roles at Infinium, Reliance Industries (India), DuPont, and Molten Metal Technology – making hands-on engineering contributions in algal cultivation and processing, alternative fuels, biochemicals, photovoltaics, gasification, and high-temperature waste conversion and circularity processes. He has authored or co-authored several granted patents, while leading his teams to generate many additional holdings.

Tom served on active duty as a shipboard officer in the US Nuclear Navy.  He holds SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT, with a concentration in chemical reaction engineering and a minor in applied mathematics.