CEI Leadership Team / Member Faculty

Daniel T. Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz is the Director of the Clean Energy Institute and is currently Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington.

He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1989. Prof. Schwartz is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and has been recognized for his contributions by awards from the NSF, DOE, ECS, and others. He served on the Technical Advisory Board for the State’s Energy Strategy and is a current board member for the Washington Clean Tech Alliance. His research explores transport and reaction in electrochemical systems, including the performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion.

Email | Web site | LinkedIn

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“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.