MOran Innovation LLC


Managing Member Bio

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years. He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to many organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. He also leads the LH2 Era™ Liquid Hydrogen Webinar Series and writes about liquid hydrogen on his blog. More about Matt can be found on his LinkedIn page.

Areas of Expertise




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Voice of the Customer

"Matt prepared a custom-made course on liquid hydrogen systems considering the scope of our aeronautical research activities. The course content was clear, well-structured, and thorough enough to provide new knowledge that supports our R&D needs." 

- Pedro Garcia Gonzalez

Lead Propulsion R&D Engineer, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions

"Matt and I worked closely on an effort to perform system architecture and technical analysis on vehicle level, propulsion subsystem and fluid component trade studies.  Matt’s strong systems engineering background coupled with his technical expertise provided quality, timely products that met all expectations." 

- Jim Free

Former NASA Center Director; and Deputy Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Mission Operations

"Matt is a pleasure to work with! He and I exchanged information on cryogenic systems and novel ideas for reaching zero boil-off liquid hydrogen systems. He is very knowledgeable about the subject and generous with his time.  He provided in-depth advice and supported a short turn-around deadline.  His projects speak for themselves regarding scale and scope by highlighting his unique ability to overcome difficult engineering challenges.  I look forward to working with him again as opportunities arise."

- Monterey R. Gardiner

Former Mansfield Fellow & US Department of Energy Technology Development Manager (Fuel Cell Technologies Office) for Hydrogen Delivery & Vehicle Storage, & DOE lead for the Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence.

“I have worked with Matt for over 26 years, primarily on the development and testing of cryogenic propellant aerospace and ground support systems under NASA, the Department of Defense, and our own internal technology development programs, and I have always found his technical and engineering skills invaluable to us. His engineering and overall system acumen allows him to quickly understand a vast array of technical problems leading to sound well thought solutions.”

- George A. Satornino

Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Lobo, Inc.

Customers and Partners

Advanced Cooling TechnologiesAerojet RocketdyneAGROWNAir Force Research LabApplied Technology InstituteArianeGroupBarrios TechnologyBattelleBelcan Corp.Bell SportsBlue OriginBRPHBurgess & Niple, IncBWR InnovationsCarnegie Mellon UniversityCase Western Reserve UniversityCrown Solutions
Dayton Power and Light CoDARPAEnhanced Systems TechnologiesGeneral DynamicsGlobal Connective CenterHawaii Natural Energy InstituteHTDC/HCATTHNEIHYSKY Society
iLevelJacobs ESTS GroupJohns Hopkins Applied Physics LabHybricon CorpITT Technical InstituteKirtland Air Force BaseLead Off The X
Leybold USALockheed MartinLorain-Medina Rural Electric Coop IncMetcut Research IncMissile Defense AgencyMoogNASANaval Research LaboratoryNaval Surface Warfare CenterNavy SPAWARNEOEx SystemsNestleNoren ProductsNRELOrbit BeyondOffice of Naval ResearchPeerless Technologies Corporation
Pipistrel Vertical SolutionsPolar Thermal TechnologiesProfessional Education InternationalSan Jacinto CollegeSierra LoboSpaceXStress Engineering ServicesThe Ohio State UniversityU.S. Indo-Pacific CommandUnited Space AllianceUnited TechnologiesUniversity of CincinnatiValtronic USA, IncVantage PartnersWebcom Communications CorpWright-Patterson Air Force BaseZIN Technologies

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