Schwartz is the Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering and the founding director of the UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI). Established with funding from the state of Washington in 2013, CEI supports the advancement of next-generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. His research explores transport and reaction in electrochemical systems, including the performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion. Schwartz served on the Technical Advisory Board for Washington’s Energy Strategy in 2012 and, in 2018, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and a board and executive committee member of the Washington CleanTech Alliance.
- Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1989
- M.S., University of California, Davis, 1985
- B.S., University of Minnesota, 1983
- Chair, UW Department of Chemical Engineering, 2009-2013
- Associate Dean of Research, UW College of Engineering, 2005-2008
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1991
Learn more about the Schwartz Group's current work on electrochemical energy conversion and storage, as well as electrodeposition-based manufacturing, on their lab website
Honors & awards
- Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, OSTP/NSF, 2016
- Oppenheimer Sciences & Energy Leadership Program, U.S. Department of Energy (Inaugural Awardee), 2016
- Research Award of the Electrochemical Society Electrodeposition Division, 2015
- Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, University of Washington, 2015
- Linford Award of the Electrochemical Society, 2010
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Schwartz wins highest U.S. award for STEM mentors
Daniel Schwartz, a University of Washington professor of chemical engineering and director of the Clean Energy Institute, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation this week. The OSTP and NSF recognized Schwartz for his commitment to interdisciplinary graduate education — helping students apply their research to societal and market needs — along with his dedication to recruiting and supporting Native American STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars at the UW.
ChemE faculty elected to WA Academy of Sciences
Profs. Baneyx and Schwartz were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for "their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington."