As the former General Manager for Technology Partnerships at Honeywell, Inc., Maxine Savitz oversaw the development and manufacturing of innovative materials for the aerospace, transportation, and industrial sectors. Prior to that, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Savitz is on the Advisory Boards at Sandia and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and JPL, and the Board of Directors of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and the Federation of American Scientists. She previously served on the National Academies’ America’s Energy Future committee and as Vice Chair of the panel of Energy Efficiency Technologies.
Savitz served two terms as Vice President of the National Academy of Engineering, was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, and was elected a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She holds a PhD in chemistry from MIT and a BA in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College.