Maxine Savitz recently retired as the General Manager for Technology Partnerships at Honeywell, Inc. During her career at Honeywell, she oversaw the development and manufacturing of innovative materials for the aerospace, transportation and industrial sectors.
Dr. Savitz served in the capacity of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation at DOE from 1979 - 1983. She is currently a member of Advisory Boards at Sandia and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and JPL. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Savitz was on the National Academies' America's Energy Future committee and served as vice chair of the panel of Energy Efficiency Technologies. She was also a member of the study committee for the American Physical Society's 2008 study: Energy Future: Think Efficiency.
Dr. Savitz is currently a member of the Advisory Group for the Department of Energy's Fuel to Sunlight HUB at CalTech. She chaired the Technical Review Committee of the report recently issued by the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC). She has served on visiting committees for the Engineering Department at Washington University in St. Louis, the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University, and is a member of the MIT Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research. During the past few years, she has made presentations regarding energy efficiency at Harvard University, Washington University, MIT, University of Miami and Honeywell Int.
Dr. Savitz recently completed two terms (2006-2014) as vice president of the National Academy of Engineering. She is a Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. She was appointed to the President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology in 2009. In 2013, she was elected a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College.