Greg Kusinski

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs-Technology Strategy and Acceptance
President, Rice Business Partners Board (Rice MBA '14)

Dr. Greg Kusinski has over 20 years of industry experience in various corporate capacities focusing on major capital project execution, regulatory acceptance and approval, technology development, technology commercialization, and technology deployment. In his current role as a Senior Advisor of the Regulatory Affairs for Technology Strategy and Acceptance within the Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, he leads regulatory engagements with the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. He advises technology qualifications and acceptance for multibillion-dollar major capital projects in high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT), deepwater conditions.

Prior to this assignment, Dr. Kusinksi served both as a Director and Senior Advisor of DeepStar. DeepStar is a Global Deepwater Technology Development Consortium, with over 25 years of collaborative excellence between over 70 operators, manufacturing and service companies, and universities focusing on offshore and deepwater solutions. He served as a member of Chevron’s Deepwater Area Technology Management Team, as well as the Civil, Structure, and Marine Engineering Unit Leadership Team. In addition, he previously worked at MMFX Technologies as the Director of R&D and Production. He was involved in commercialization and production of advanced nano-structured alloy and steel technologies that he invented at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dr. Kusinski received his B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, where he also completed the Management of Technology program. He also earned an Executive MBA from Rice University with a focus on Corporate Strategy and Finance. Dr. Kusinski holds over 30 patents and had numerous keynote speaking engagements with over 50 technical and business journal publications. He delivered a number of invited keynote talks on a broad range of topics from Leadership, Corporate Alliances and Industry Collaboration, Strategy, Risk Management, Project Execution, Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Technology Development and Innovation, Deep Water Technology, Continued Service and Facilities Life Extension, Reliability, Advanced Materials and Characterization Techniques through High Strength Alloys and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.