David Mohler served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management within the Office of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from March 2015 through January 2017. He was responsible for the DOE’s R&D program in advanced fossil energy systems, large demonstration projects, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), and clean coal technology deployment. He also led collaborative energy technology and policy development with international counterparties.
Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Mohler served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy with responsibility for technology development across the energy spectrum including renewable, nuclear, fossil, and grid-related technologies.
Davis worked in nuclear operations from 1975 through 1986. His roles included radiation and chemistry technician, fuel inspector, plant health physicist, shift technical advisor and site chemistry, and health physics director. The plants where he worked included Vermont Yankee, San Onofre, Salem and Hope Creek. In 1986, he served as the corporate health physicist for Southern California Edison. During this period, he was also certified in power reactor health physics and completed licensing training on Vermont Yankee. Beyond this period, he led due diligence on nuclear assets and operations for the Cinergy-Duke and Duke-Progress mergers and successfully testified in superior court in San Diego in radiation-related litigation regarding San Onofre.
Mr. Mohler earned a B.A. from Indiana University, a B.S. from the University of the State of New York at Albany, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati, and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.