Niall Mateer
Senior Advisor,
Carbon Sequestration
(916) 798.5936

Niall Mateer, is a Senior Advisor on carbon dioxide sequestration. He is currently co-managing a CIEE award for carbon capture, utilization and storage capacity-building funded by the Mexican government in order to promote this technology as part of that country’s strategic energy future.

Previously Niall was Director of CIEE’s Carbon Sequestration Research Program, and managed the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) contract, awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). His roles included financial and programmatic oversight and management of critical partnerships.

In 2015-2016 Niall served as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Team Lead of reviews of fossil fuel subsidies in the Philippines and Taiwan.

Until 2000, Niall was Director of Research Outreach at the University of California (UC) Office of the President. In that position, he helped oversee and develop CIEE in its early years, and worked with CIEE in its contractual relations with the CEC. He also facilitated development of a broader relationship between the CEC and the University.

Niall participated in many research initiatives throughout California during the 1990s and oversaw the administration of UC's diverse system-wide research organizations, including the UC Energy Institute, the National Institute for Environmental Change, and CIEE. He also served on the Board of the California Space Technology Alliance, promoting the California space program.

In 2000 he was appointed founding Executive Director of the University of California Trust in the United Kingdom (UK), based in his hometown of London, England. He returned to the United States in 2005 to become a consultant on university management and various venture technology projects.

Niall is an earth scientist by training and has been active in 35 countries as a researcher, as a geoscience project leader for UNESCO, and as editor of an international geological journal. He has written over 100 scientific publications. He was a founder faculty member of geology departments in Texas and in Nigeria. He received a B.Sc. (Honours) degree from Durham University in the UK and a Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He has had strategic business training at Stanford University and the Institute of Directors in London.