Leadership & Staff

Daniel T. Schwartz

Director, Clean Energy Institute
Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion

David S. Ginger

Chief Scientist, Clean Energy Institute
Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Endowed Professor of Chemistry
Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Scholar

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CEI-related research interests: Physical chemistry of conjugated polymers and nanostructured materials with applications in optoelectronics – especially thin film solar cells – and sensing

J. Devin MacKenzie

Technical Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
Washington Research Foundation Associate Professor of Clean Energy, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: electronic materials, including organic semiconductors, nanomaterials, photovoltaics, thin film batteries and printed and flexible electronics.

Jill Aronson Pfaendtner

Assistant Director of Operations
jmap@uw.edu | 206-543-5964

Michael B. Pomfret, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
mpomfret@uw.edu | 206-685-6833

Suzanne Offen

Senior Communications Manager
soffen@uw.edu | 206-685-6410

Allison Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Shaun Taylor

Director of Education
sntaylor@uw.edu | 206-685-2029

Kelly Thornton

DIRECT Program Manager
kthorn2@uw.edu | 206-616-7842

John Plaza

Entrepreneur in Residence, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
john@johnplaza.net | 206-890-7104

Corin Shelley-Reuss

Events & Communications Coordinator
corinsr@uw.edu | 206-221-7145

“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.