General Manager for Technology Partnerships
Dr. Maxine Savitz’s areas of expertise include energy efficiency research and development (R&D) and products in the transportation, industry, and buildings sectors; aerospace technology; and integration of R&D between laboratories and business units.
From 1979 – 1983 she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She received the Outstanding Service Medal from the Department of Energy in 1981. Prior to her DOE service, she was program manager for Research Applied to National Needs at the National Science Foundation. Following her government service, Dr. Savitz served in executive positions in the private sector, including President of Lighting Research Institute, Assistant to the Vice President for Engineering at The Garrett Corporation, and General Manager of Allied Signal Ceramic Components. She retired from the position of General Manager for Technology Partnerships at Honeywell.
Dr. Savitz served two terms (2006–2014) as Vice President of the National Academy of Engineering. She was elected a Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. She served on the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, 2009-2017, and was Co-Vice Chair, 2010-2017. Dr. Savitz was appointed to the National Science Board in 1998–2004. She is a member of advisory bodies for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. She has been a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the Laboratory Operations Board, and advisory committees at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She has previously served on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, the Draper Laboratory, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Energy Foundation.
Dr. Savitz has served on numerous National Academy studies. She is currently Co-Chair of the study “A Vision for the Future of Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research” and is Vice Chair of the study to evaluate ARPA-E. Previously, she served on the National Academy’s Committee on America’s Energy Future and was Vice-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee.
Dr. Savitz received a BA in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.