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Cyril Draffin

Project Advisor, MIT Energy Initiative


Cyril Draffin has been Project Advisor to the MIT Energy Initiative since 2015. His interests include cybersecurity of electric utility and other energy systems, low-carbon energy centers, solar and other renewable energy generation, gas and coal production and carbon capture and utilization, nuclear energy, information technology, and strategy.

Previously he was Director of Strategy for Northrop Grumman Corporation with focus on cybersecurity, homeland security, information technology, and defense strategy. Earlier he was Vice President of an American Stock Exchange traded venture capital company with focus on information technology; Director in the U.S. Department of Energy with focus on solar, biomass, natural gas, coal, and industrial energy usage; and a nuclear and environmental engineer at Bechtel Power Corporation.

Cyril holds a M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Mentor at Mach 37, a cybersecurity accelerator.