Full Name
Ellen Stechel
Job Title
Director and Professor of Practice
Arizona State University - Center for an Arizona Carbon-Neutral Economy
Speaker Bio
Ellen B. Stechel is the Director, Center for an Arizona Carbon-Neutral Economy Co-Director, ASU LightWorks®; Professor of Practice, School of Molecular Sciences; and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University (ASU). She received her PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Her career has afforded opportunities to build and/or coordinate research programs at a national laboratory, industry, a U.S. government agency, and now in higher education at ASU; in both basic and applied research; policy and commercialization of emerging energy technologies; and in multi-disciplinary R&D strategy and management. She has held and holds numerous positions of an advisory or editorial capacity nationally and internationally and has published >100 peer reviewed articles. Her current research focuses on materials and systems design of solar technologies for producing sustainable liquid hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide, hydrogen from advanced water splitting, clean water, renewable ammonia, and for thermochemical and chemical energy storage.
Ellen Stechel