In addition to being the Boeing-Sutter Professor and chairman of chemical engineering at the University of Washington, Dr. Daniel Schwartz also leads an interdisciplinary graduate research training program in bioenergy. The training program includes a collaborative partnership with several Northwest Native American communities. The program philosophy is simple: bioenergy touches the landscape and communities in myriad and profound ways, so the next generation of researchers must fit their disciplinary knowledge into the cross-cutting societal context of renewable energy. The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance will benefit from his experience bringing, tribes, graduate students and companies together on bioenergy design projects.

Dr. Schwartz’s research laboratory focuses on innovation sin electrochemical materials and interfaces, with emphasis on energy conversion and manufacturing.

In addition to his role at UW, Dr. Schwartz also has been a visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley; and a visiting engineer at Cybernex Corp. in San Jose, Calif.

He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of California, Davis, in 1989.