- Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of global biofuels leader, LanzaTech. Has over 20 publications and 200 patents.
- Received the 2014 NZ Innovator of the Year Award, along with the 2015 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Award, the 2013 Kea NZ World Class New Zealander in Science Award, the 2013 Bio Spectrum Asia-Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 2011 NZBIO Young Biotechnologist of the Year, and the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New Zealand.
- He has been a Director of The ICEHOUSE Limited June 2012 – June 2014 and is currently a Director of LanzaTech NZ Ltd. Avertana Ltd, and Dotterel Ltd.
Dr. Simpson holds a PhD from York University, UK, and a Masters degree from Nottingham University, UK.