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Leadership in Energy Innovation and Environmental Consideration


Gene Berdichevsky

Co-Founder & CEO, Sila Nanotechnologies

Gene Berdichevsky is the Co-Founder & CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies. Prior to co-founding Sila, Gene was the seventh employee at Tesla Motors where he served as Principal Engineer on the Roadster battery, leading the development of the world’s first, safe, mass-produced, automotive lithium-ion battery system.

Gene holds two degrees from Stanford University; an MS in Engineering with a focus on energy and materials, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has co-authored 42 patents and 4 academic publications. Gene has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list, the MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35, and was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Kipp BradfordBack to top

Former MIT Media Lab Scientist

Kipp Bradford is an engineer working at the boundaries of emerging technology and industries. Most recently, he was a senior Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab, hired as a result of the “Professor of Other” faculty search for an interdisciplinary scientist. His research merges biology, ecology, and thermodynamics to develop new ways to manage climates at every scale—from personal thermal comfort up to global weather systems. His background spans biomechanical and electrical engineering, design, entrepreneurship, and thermodynamics. He has founded several start-ups in the fields of HVAC+R, transportation, consumer products, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. His works have been exhibited at venues including the United Nations, RISD, the Pratt Institute, and the Seoul Biennale.

Prior to the Media Lab, Kipp has been a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University; the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer at Brown University; and an Adjunct Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is coauthor of Distributed Network Data (O’Reilly Media, 2013) and a contributor to Building Open Source Hardware (Addison-Wesley, 2014).

Considered a leader in the Maker Movement, Kipp has helped large technical organizations—including Intel, Texas Instruments, Adidas, Embraco, Altium, National Instruments, The White House, and others—develop and deploy STEM programs and innovation strategies. He was an honored guest at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, and serves on the board of The Nation of Makers, which he helped the White House launch in 2016.

David EagleshamBack to top

CEO, Pellion Technologies

David Eaglesham is the CEO of Pellion Technologies, a Boston-based start-up that is now a leading contender in the race to commercialize a 1,000Wh/l next-gen battery. Eaglesham has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bristol and achieved tenure as a lecturer at Liverpool University. He joined Bell Labs in 1988, where he worked on semiconductor deposition techniques and doping, and became director of electronic device research. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as chief technologist and at Applied Materials as director of advanced technologies. Prior to joining Pellion, he was chief technology officer of First Solar, a global provider of photovoltaic solar systems, where he helped grow revenues from $50M to $3.5B. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, was named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Materials Research Society (MRS) in 1994, and was MRS president in 2005.

Kelly FordBack to top

Partner, Edison Partners

A veteran of emerging and established organizations, Kelly Ford is a cross-discipline operator turned growth equity investor and advisor, who is passionate about leading and orchestrating growth initiatives that build value and excellence for technology companies pre-revenue to $100M. As Partner at Edison Partners, Kelly advises companies in the areas of go-to-market strategy and operations, organizational alignment and design, and scaling sales and marketing machines; she also serves on the board of directors for Billtrust and Axial. Kelly has been recognized as one of the Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ and is a frequent speaker at local and national investor, sales and marketing related events.

Judi GreenwaldBack to top

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment

Judi Greenwald is an Inaugural Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. She is also the Principal of Greenwald Consulting LLC, providing energy and environmental expert advice, strategic planning, and policy analysis to clients. Until 2017, Ms. Greenwald was the Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. In this capacity, she oversaw technical, economic and policy analysis related to climate mitigation and resilience, environmental protection, and energy efficiency. Ms. Greenwald also served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate Change. Ms. Greenwald has 35 years of experience working on energy and environmental policy. Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Greenwald worked for fourteen years at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), most recently serving as the Vice President for Technology and Innovation. There she oversaw the analysis and promotion of technology, business, state, regional and federal innovation in the major sectors that contribute to climate change, including transportation, electric power, buildings, and industry.

Ms. Greenwald co-convened the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, was a member of the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute, and has served on several National Academy of Sciences panels studying vehicles and fuels. She also served on the Resource Panel for the northeast Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the California Market Advisory Committee, as a policy advisor to the Western Climate Initiative, and the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Accord Advisory Group. Prior to her work at the Pew Center, Ms. Greenwald served as a senior advisor on the White House Climate Change Task Force and as a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Congress Energy and Commerce Committee, where she worked on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the 1992 Energy Policy Act, and a number of other energy and environmental statutes. Earlier in her career, Ms. Greenwald worked as a Congressional Fellow with then-Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd, an environmental scientist with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and an environmental engineer and policy analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Greenwald received a B.S in Engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.

Chris GreigBack to top

Director, UQ Energy Initiative
Director, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation

Chris Greig leads both the UQ Energy Initiative and the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

Chris is a Chemical Engineer having obtained his degree and PhD at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
His 25-year industry career commenced in 1986 as the co-founder of a successful process technology and contracting company, which he sold in 1999 to a major European engineering company. Since then and prior to joining UQ, he held senior project and executive roles in the construction and energy resources sectors, including as CEO of ZeroGen, a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

During his time at UQ, Chris also served as Chairman of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, Deputy Chairman of Gladstone Ports Corporation and Non-Executive Director of two ASX listed engineering companies.
His main interests at UQ lie in Energy Transitions, Economics and Policy, Energy for Development, Mega-Project Implementation and CCS.

Darren HammellBack to top

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment

Darren took home first place in the Princeton University business plan contest and co-founded Princeton Power Systems in 2001, serving as President & CEO and on the Board of Directors. Since its founding, Princeton Power has been a pioneer in energy storage, renewable microgrids, and power electronics technologies. Under Mr. Hammell’s leadership, the company has deployed over 1,000 projects and $200MM in energy storage and renewable microgrids on six continents, leading the global transition to distributed renewable generation and advanced energy storage. In 2018, Mr. Hammell joined Princeton University as the Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Darren was named one of Red Herring Magazine’s ‘Young Moguls’ and New Jersey-BIZ’s Forty Under 40 business leaders, and is a frequent invited speaker at industry events. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit New Jersey Technology Council and the Einstein’s Alley Technology Collaborative, and an investor in early-stage technology companies. Darren graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science, with an honorary mention for the Donald Janssen Dike Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Smitha HaneefBack to top

Assistant Vice President for University Services, Princeton University

Smitha Haneef serves as the assistant vice president for university services at Princeton University. Smitha’s interests are in the area of global food systems and collaborating with thought leaders across continents to design solutions specific to geography and regions. Her vision for Princeton University campus dining is to nourish all students to be their healthy best and educate and engage students in global food systems. She focuses on strategic operations and initiatives for leading healthy sustainable food and beverage programs and advises campus partners. She leads the largest administrative department on campus to deliver excellence in hospitality. She serves as the co-chair of food and agriculture initiative. Haneef views Campus Dining as an applied science partner to faculty who lead teaching, education and research programs with food themes across divisions. Prior to joining Princeton University Haneef founded and led LifeWorks Restaurant Group for Aramark, a Fortune 500 professional services company and strategized workplace services for Google, Nike, Cisco Systems, Disney Studios, and JP Morgan. She serves on the board of National association for college and university food services. She received Bachelors in commerce from Osmania University and Diploma in Hotel Management catering technology and applied nutrition from IHMCT. Haneef has completed professional education programs from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Smitha lives in Princeton with her family.

Anne HoskinsBack to top

Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun

Anne Hoskins is Chief Policy Officer of Sunrun, the largest residential solar and storage company in the United States. She leads Sunrun’s policy efforts to expand consumer access to solar energy and modernize the grid for the benefit of all users. Anne is a member of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. Prior to joining Sunrun, Anne served as a Commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission where she was a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors, Chair of the NARUC International Relations Committee and a board member of the Organization of PJM States (OPSI). Anne’s prior professional positions include Senior Vice President for Policy and Sustainability at Public Service Enterprise Group, Visiting Research Scholar and Instructor at Princeton University, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Verizon Wireless and Policy Advisor to New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton and Cornell University, where she currently serves on the Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Ralph IzzoBack to top

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer; Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named as the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).
Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Izzo was elected to several executive positions within PSEG’s family of companies, including PSE&G senior vice president – utility operations; PSE&G vice president – appliance service; PSEG vice president – corporate planning; and PSE&G vice president – electric ventures. In these capacities he broadened his experience in the areas of general management, strategic planning and finance.

Izzo is a well-known leader within the utility industry, as well as the public policy arena. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress and speak to organizations on matters pertaining to national energy policy.

Izzo’s career began as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, performing numerical simulations of fusion energy experiments. He has published or presented over 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling. Izzo received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in applied physics from Columbia University. He also received a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who and has been the recipient of national fellowships and awards. Izzo has received honorary degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Doctor of Science), Thomas Edison State University (Doctor of Humane Letters), Bloomfield College (Doctor of Humane Letters), Rutgers University (Doctor of Humane Letters), and Raritan Valley Community College (Associate of Science).

Izzo is on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Peddie School and the Princeton University Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT. Izzo is a former member of the Columbia University School of Engineering Board of Visitors. In addition, he is a former chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Richard KauffmanBack to top

Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York
Office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Richard Kauffman joined the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the state’s first Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, or ‘energy czar,’ in January 2013. On behalf of Governor Cuomo, Mr. Kauffman leads New York State’s comprehensive energy policy effort, known as Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

REV includes regulatory reform to modernize the energy and utility industry, a ten-year commitment to support renewable energy and efficiency markets through the $5 billon Clean Energy Fund, and initiatives including the NY-Sun solar program and NY Green Bank. Through REV, New York State has enacted a Clean Energy Standard mandating that 50 percent of the state’s electricity must come from renewable sources by 2030. These efforts will help enable statewide greenhouse gas emission reductions of 40 percent by 2030.

Mr. Kauffman oversees and manages the state’s portfolio of energy agencies and authorities, comprised of the Department of Public Service (DPS), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He was appointed chair of NYSERDA’s board in June 2013.

As the state’s most senior energy official, Mr. Kauffman was New York’s lead delegate in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21. Mr. Kauffman was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators, and has received the Solar Champion Award from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), the U.S. Green Building Council’s Galvin Award for environmental leadership, and the Intersolar 2017 Champion of Change Award.

Prior to joining the Cuomo administration, Mr. Kauffman served as Senior Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his private sector career, he was CEO of Good Energies, Inc., a leading investor in clean energy technologies, a partner of Goldman Sachs where he chaired the Global Financing Group, and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Banking Department.

Mr. Kauffman has served as Chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co., on the boards the Brookings Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kauffman received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University, and a master’s in public and private management from the Yale School of Management.

Tom LeydenBack to top

Senior Director, EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions

One of the early solar pioneers, Tom Leyden began his solar career in 1980 and over the years has held a number of executive management positions. He was VP of Sales and Marketing at EPV, a thin-film PV manufacturer, and at WorldWater, a remote-power and solar-water pumping company that installed solar projects in Africa and Asia. He served as VP of East Coast Operations for PowerLight, the commercial PV pioneer bought by SunPower, where he became SunPower’s East Coast Managing Director, and later was VP of Commercial Development at SolarCity. In 2012 he became CEO of the energy storage start-up Solar Grid Storage that was acquired by Sunedison and then served as Sunedison’s VP of Energy Storage Deployment. He joined EDF in 2016 to help develop and deliver innovative solar and storage business models.

Tom has served the industry in various other roles, including founding President of MDV-SEIA and MSEIA, board member of national SEIA and PV Now, and advisor to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. He holds a BA from Princeton University.

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) LooBack to top

Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Theodora D. ’78 & William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo is the Theodora D. ’78 & William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. With >115 affiliated faculty members and researchers spanning 40 departments, programs and centers, the mission of the Andlinger Center is to develop solutions for our energy and environmental future.

Lynn received her BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD from Princeton University. She spent a year at Bell Laboratories before joining the University of Texas at Austin. She returned to Princeton in 2007. She is interested in the processing and structural development of materials for lightweight and flexible solar cells and circuits, the combination is being explored for self-powered “smart” windows. With >150 publications, Lynn has delivered >200 invited and plenary lectures globally and she serves on numerous international advisory boards of peer academic institutions, journals and companies. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She has been recognized with Sloan and Beckman Fellowships, the John H. Dillon Medal from the American Physical Society, the Peter and Edith O’Donnell Award from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Science and Engineering, and the Alan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

You can learn more about Lynn and her research group at:, and about the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at

Denise Mauzerall Back to top

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Denise Mauzerall is Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs at Princeton University, holding a joint appointment between the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research examines linkages between air pollution origin, transport and impacts, including impacts on human health, food security, and climate change. Current research is examining the potential air quality, health and climate benefits of increased electrification using renewable energy in China, evaluating methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells, examining the impact of climate change on global air quality, evaluating the effect of air pollution on the ability to generate solar electricity, and evaluating the potential to increase nitrogen use efficiency in agriculture.

Prior to Princeton, Mauzerall was a postdoc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a program manager in the Global Change Division of the U.S. EPA where she implemented the Montreal Protocol, and an environmental consultant. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers, and has lectured widely around the world at universities, conferences, and for government and non-governmental agencies. She has been a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which received the Nobel Peace Prize. She is currently on the editorial board of the journal Atmospheric Environment and on the advisory board of the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Science in Potsdam, Germany. In January 2017 she spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on opportunities to address air pollution and greenhouse gas mitigation simultaneously in China via increased electrification of the economy with renewable energy. She directs the doctoral program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Mauzerall received a Sc.B. in chemistry from Brown University, a M.S. in environmental engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from the Earth and Planetary Science department at Harvard University.

Forrest MeggersBack to top

Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Co-Director, Program in Architecture and Engineering

Forrest Meggers, Dr. sc. ETH, is an assistant professor jointly appointed in the School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He leads the CHAOS Lab (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) at Princeton where he directs an interdisciplinary research team and works with design faculty developing new technologies, methods, and forms for energy systems in buildings. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and environmental engineering, and received his doctorate from the ETH Zurich in architecture. He subsequently led the research of the Low Exergy Module in Singapore, including the development of a new space-generating and efficiency-creating concept called 3-for-2, now being researched by the team in Princeton in collaboration with ETH Zurich and Siemens Building Technologies. Current research includes solar tracking, geothermal analysis, desiccant dehumidification, Campus as a Lab sensor projects, and experimental radiant and evaporative heat transfer in his large Thermoheliodome and Cool Oculus pavilions. He acts as an investigator on the NSF SRN Urban Water Innovation Network., is a member of Princeton Campus Plan committees, and co-chair of the Princeton Sustainability Committee and the Architecture and Engineering Program.

Tom MurrayBack to top

Vice President, EDF+Business

Tom Murray is Vice President of EDF+Business at Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international nonprofit organization that links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to solve the most serious environmental problems. Tom spearheads EDF’s work with companies and investors to catalyze environmental leadership and collaboration across organizations, industries, and supply chains. EDF+Business has been at the forefront of this change for 25 years, bringing cutting edge solutions to high-impact companies – including McDonalds, Walmart, and KKR – to transform business as usual in their products, operations, and advocacy.

Prior to joining EDF, Tom held several positions at ICF International and Jellinek, Schwartz & Connolly, where he advised government agencies and Fortune 500 companies on environmental, safety and health compliance, pollution prevention, and legislative and regulatory strategy.

Tom is a frequent speaker at business conferences and his work has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, Fortune, Fast Company, NPR’s Marketplace and Environmental Finance. He is an advisor to the American University Center for Environmental Policy.

Tom earned an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College.

Katherine NeebeBack to top

Senior Director – ESG, Trust & Transparency
Global Responsibility

Katherine currently leads Walmart’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. In her role, she helps the industry define and innovate towards strong metrics that measure ESG performance and drive positive outcomes. In addition, she shapes and coordinates Walmart’s voice in global industry forums to accelerate progress on ESG issues.

Prior to Walmart, Katherine spent six years at WWF managing one of the world’s largest corporate-NGO partnerships, a $97MM sustainability-driven initiative with The Coca-Cola Company which was active in over 45 countries.

Katherine received her MBA from The Darden School at UVa in 2004 and has a BA in English from Colorado College.

Sean O’SullivanBack to top

Managing General Partner, SOSV

Sean is Managing General Partner of SOSV. SOSV, “the accelerator VC”, is one of the most active seed and early stage investors globally, investing over $50 million per year in 150 new startups annually in the areas of hardware, life sciences, food, and Asia cross-border Internet.

Sean O’Sullivan got his entrepreneurial start in 1985 as a founder of MapInfo, bringing street mapping technology to personal computers. MapInfo went on to become a $200 million public company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. In 1996, while at the helm of his second company, NetCentric, he created “software for inside the Internet” and is credited with co-creating the term “cloud computing” alongside George Favaloro from Compaq.

Sean has continued as a visionary entrepreneur and investor, creating and supporting a range of business, humanitarian and educational endeavors. A major promoter of economic and social development, he founded JumpStart International in 2003. JumpStart was a leading humanitarian engineering organization based in Baghdad and which operated throughout Iraq during the post-war period of 2003-2006. He spent a few years running JumpStart, which for a time had a staff of over 3000, running up to 80 projects at a time in Fallujah, Najaf and the Baghdad region. As benefactor of the, Sean has also been a primary funder of organizations such as the Khan Academy, Mathletes and CoderDojo.

Louis SchickBack to top

Partner & CTO, NewWorld Capital Group

Louis (Lou) Schick, Partner & CTO, co-founded NewWorld in June 2009. Before NewWorld, he was an independent consultant specializing in business applications of environmental technologies. Mr. Schick spent 8 years at General Electric, mainly at Corporate Research. He began as a product service engineer supporting installation and repair of gas turbine power plants worldwide. Subsequently, his senior roles included leading evaluation of Disruptive Technologies for GE Energy. He functioned as developer and head of GE’s solid oxide fuel cell program, and Master Black Belt focusing on low-carbon technologies. In his role as head of the solid oxide fuel cell program, he led a team with more than 100 scientists and researchers in five facilities and participated in strategic partnership negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and government relations. Lou Schick graduated cum laude with a BS in Physics and Phi Beta Kappa from Union College and holds an MS in Physics from Cornell University.

Lou is now part time at NewWorld and is also active with Qomo Capital. He also does independent consulting engagements with investment firms and companies to help with diligence, deal execution, project and portfolio company operations and asset management. He offers special expertise in facilitation and strategic planning. Enjoys engagements with accelerators, incubators and academic institutions in roles related to mentoring, strategic planning. Actively mentoring several startups with support in developing value story, messaging, customer and funder relationships, hiring and operations.

Co-Developed and taught Disruptive Technologies Course and Union with my friend and colleague Mike Bowman. Frequent guest speaker in entrepreneurship classes. Very interested in developing longer term relationship with University to work with students and entrepreneurs and share some of my distinctive experience and learnings. Participated in NAS committee evaluating ARPAe. Participated in panel hosted at NAS with GAO on transformative innovation. Participating as member of NASEM CCI advisory panel.

Daniel SteingartBack to top

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Dan Steingart is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His research is concerned with the intersection of material and systems behavior, with an emphasis on systems considered to exploit perceived shortcomings of electrochemical systems for performance advances. Most recently, his lab has uncovered new understanding of behavior far from equilibrium in plate metal systems as well as new insights into acoustic/electrochemical interactions. Five still-solvent companies have formed from technology he has developed since 2005, and he has actively been researching materials production and energy storage technologies since 2000. Prior to Princeton, Steingart was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the City College of New York, and prior to that a co-founder of Wireless Industrial Technologies, an early effort in Internet of Things as applied to primary metal production processes. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 and his Bachelor of Science from Brown University in 2000 with degrees in materials science and engineering.

Elke WeberBack to top

Associate Director for Education
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, WWS

Elke Weber is the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her research models decision-making under risk, uncertainty, and time delay from a psychological and neuroscience perspective, with applications to both financial and environmental decisions. She was a lead author in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has served as president of three professional societies (Neuroeconomics, Judgment and Decision Making, and Mathematical Psychology) and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Experimental Psychology. She was elected to the German National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Risk Analysis.