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The National Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Engineering

Science & Engineering Ambassadors

The National Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Engineering: Science & Engineering Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Michael Anness

Investment Manager, Alcoa Ventures; former Project Manager, Westinghouse Electric Company

Inês Azevedo

Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University; Co-Director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making Center

Bopaya Bidanda

Department Chair and Ernest E. Roth Professor of Industrial Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Blackhurst

Research Development Manager, University Center for Social & Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh

Steven Bossart

Senior Energy Analyst, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

John Camillus

Donald R. Beall Professor of Strategic Management, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Craig

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Davis

John and Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Douglas Dillie

Manager of Field Application Engineers, Eaton Corporation

Neil Donahue

Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering and Director, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University

Emily Elliott

Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh

Brian Gleeson

Director of the Center for Energy and the Harry S. Tack Chair in Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Brandon Grainger

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Ale Hakala

Geochemist at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory

Maria Hanley

Energy Industry Analyst in the Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Kate Jackson

Global energy expert; formerly SVP and CTO at Westinghouse Electric Company

Kelly Klima

Research Scientist, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Joseph Kozak

Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Lee

Professor and Head of the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Hari Mantripragada

Research Scientist, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Joe Dallas Moore

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Paul Ohodnicki, Jr.

Materials Scientist, Chemistry & Surface Science Division at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory

Gregory Reed

Associate Director of the Center for Energy and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Ed Rubin

The Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Aurora Sharrard

Executive Director, Green Building Alliance

Brian Strazisar

Principal Investigator (construction materials) at RJ Lee Group; formerly Research Scientist at DOE's National Energy Technology Lab

Emmanuel Taylor

Senior Electricity Consultant, Energetics Incorporated; formerly Electrical Engineer at US Department of Energy

Daniel Tkacik

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Götz Veser

Professor at the Swanson School of Engineering and Associate Director of Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh

Jerry Whitaker

Retired President of Electrical Sector--Americas at Eaton Corporation

Ambassadors on the Move

Students graduate and new jobs lure people away. Here are Ambassadors emeritus who have left Pittsburgh and are spreading the importance of science communication in other places.

Christina Gabriel

President of the University Energy Partnership, a nonprofit organization that facilitates collaborative research to address the nation's energy transition challenge

George Guthrie

Focus-Area Leader for Geological and Environmental Sciences at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory

Brent Henry

National Operations Manager at Eaton Corporation

Steve Klara

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Bryan Morreale

Deputy Executive Director at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Rita Patel

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Jackson Powell

Materials Engineer at Custom Microwave, Inc.

Ellis Robinson

Research Scientist I at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Stephen Rose

Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota