Victoria Chernow is currently a technology architect at In-Q-Tel, a strategic venture fund based in Washington, DC. In her role, Victoria identifies and evaluates startups and cutting-edge technologies for their potential for high national security impact and commercial success, particularly in the areas of energy efficient manufacturing, advanced materials, electrification, and bioengineering.
Prior to joining In-Q-Tel, Victoria served as a fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), spearheading program development in the area of bioengineering for materials synthesis and carbon sequestration, while also exploring bio-inspired design for energy efficient technologies and the autonomous control of next generation advanced nuclear reactors. She is a former fellow of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, and has previously worked as a research scientist at Soane Labs, an incubator research group focused on developing sustainable chemistry formulations, water treatment technologies, and surface coatings for agriculture and energy processes.
Victoria received her PhD in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and holds an AB in Chemistry from Harvard University.