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Daniel T. Schwartz

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

Schwartz is the founding director of the UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI). Established with funding from the state of Washington in 2013, CEI supports the advancement of next-generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. Schwartz is also the UW Boeing-Sutter
Professor of Chemical Engineering. His research explores transport and reaction in electrochemical systems, including the performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion. Schwartz served on the Technical Advisory Board for Washington’s Energy Strategy in 2012 and, in 2018, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and is a board and executive committee member of the Washington CleanTech Alliance.

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“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