Marco Ferrara, Ph.D., is co-founder and Senior Vice President of Software and Analytics at Form Energy, where he supervises analytics and software engineering in support of market and business development, technology R&D and company and product operations.
Prior to Form, Marco was VP of Energy Analytics and Optimization at IHI Inc., where he led research and development of electrical storage optimal configuration and control software. Marco started his career in energy storage at 24M Technologies, where he created the industry leading software ESWare™, which was subsequently acquired by IHI. An engineer by training and entrepreneurial thinker, Marco has been involved in the development and commercialization of innovative hardware and software technologies in several energy ventures. Early in his career, Marco was a lead developer of the portfolio valuation software at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading.
Marco serves on the Board of Directors for the LDES Council – a global nonprofit working to accelerate the market for long-duration energy storage technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT, alongside a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila, in his native Italy.