Vice President New Energy Solutions
As Vice President New Energy Solutions, Jason Crusan is responsible for deploying technologies that enable successful energy transition. This includes Woodside Energy’s production of hydrogen, ammonia and carbon capture and utilisation leading to low cost, lower emissions energy for customers globally.
Jason holds Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and a Masters degree in Computing Information Systems. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management. Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in leveraging industry, academia and government partnerships to accelerate technology advancements across multiple industries.
At Woodside Energy, Jason leads technology across the entire New Energy value chain, including carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). He is responsible for overall system modelling to optimise the production and operations of Woodside’s New Energy solutions, as well as the front end engineering of its hydrogen, ammonia, and CCU facilities. This includes securing competitive locations globally, supporting business development via technical solutions for customers, building its portfolio of pilot plants for technology and capability de-risking, and investments to enable growth.
Before joining Woodside in 2019, Jason worked for the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), primarily in human spaceflight. He most recently served as Director of Advanced Exploration Systems leading many technology developments and partnerships with commercial industry, including the first human-rated commercial module for the International Space Station (ISS), the first advance manufacturing device in space and the development of launch standards for CubeSats leading to more than 100 missions flown in space. He also established the initial framework agreement for making the ISS a National Lab for commercial use and served as the Senior Executive over NASA’s Return to the Moon efforts with the establishment of the Lunar Gateway and Human Lunar return mission architecture.
Previously, Jason has served as the Chief Technologist for space operations, and successfully directed various technical and strategic initiatives as program or project manager, including the flight of two radar instruments to the moon and being the founding Director of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, formed to advance the use of open innovation methodologies across the U.S. Government.