IEDO Leadership

Avi Shultz, Director

Avi Shultz is the director of IEDO. Shultz leads IEDO's strategy to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies that eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions. He also works with DOE leadership and interagency partners to position IEDO and the department for the greatest impact across America’s industrial sector.

Previously, he was the deputy director of IEDO. Prior to his tenure in IEDO, Shultz was the program manager for concentrating solar-thermal power for the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office. Shultz has been with DOE since 2013, where he started as a science and technology policy fellow, supporting the concentrating solar-thermal power program on a wide variety of topics.

Before joining DOE, Shultz was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam, after getting his bachelor and doctoral degrees in chemistry from Columbia University and Northwestern University, respectively.

Anne Hampson, Deputy Director (Acting)

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Anne Hampson is acting deputy director for IEDO where she helps lead the office’s strategy to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies that eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions. 

She previously served as IEDO’s program manager for Technical Assistance and Workforce, which supports the development and validation of technologies and practices to increase the productivity and competitiveness of American manufacturers and other large energy-using facilities. Prior to this, Anne was program manager for DOE’s former Advanced Manufacturing Office Technical Partnership programs. 

Before joining IEDO, Anne was a resilience fellow at the Federal Energy Management Program, where she focused on tool development and stakeholder outreach related to energy and water resilience. She also spent over 15 years at ICF focused on distributed generation and combined heat and power, where she led a team focused on combined heat and power technology assessment, market potential, and regulatory/policy considerations.

Joe Cresko, Chief Scientist

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Joe Cresko is the chief engineer for IEDO, where he leads the Strategic Analysis Team. This team helps to assess the life cycle and cross-sector impacts of new manufacturing advances.

He first joined DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in the former Advanced Manufacturing Office as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2008. As a fellow, he principally supported the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Strategic Analysis Group which helps to develop DOE’s technology and industry strategies. After his fellowship, he decided to stay on with the Analysis team, which he now leads.

Prior to federal employment, Joe was the director of the Emerging Technology Applications Center which worked with manufacturers to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint through energy efficiency assessments and applied R&D.

Joe graduated with an M.S. degree from Penn State University in 1991 and from Bucknell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1987.

Paul Majsztrik, Energy- and Emissions-Intensive Industries Program Manager

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Paul Majsztrik joined the DOE as program manager for the Energy- and Emissions-Intensive Industries program in IEDO. In this role, he leads a sector-specific industrial decarbonization effort that drives innovation, development, and demonstration of enabling technologies through RD&D partnerships with industry, national labs, and academia. Subsectors include chemicals and refining; cement and concrete; iron and steel; food and beverage, forest products; and other industries like glass and aluminum. 

Prior to joining DOE, Paul spent 15 years leading private sector RD&D aimed at innovating and scaling technologies that enable industrial and energy sector decarbonization. This includes work in low-carbon cement and concrete (Solidia Technologies), CO2 to chemicals (Liquid Light), energy storage/conversion technologies, and novel routes for high-purity silicon production.  Paul’s work spanned process, equipment, and materials innovation/scale-up as well as sustainability. 

Paul has B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied physics (Rutgers University), an M.S. in mechanical engineering (Vanderbilt University), and a Ph.D. in chemistry and materials (Princeton University), as well as postdoctoral work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His academic focus was on energy conversion technologies, materials, and processes.

Isaac Chan, Cross-Sector Technologies Program Manager

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Isaac Chan is the Program Manager for Cross-Sector Technologies in IEDO. Since joining DOE in 2001, Isaac has led a broad portfolio of industry-specific and crosscutting technology development programs addressing the top improvement opportunities in the most energy-intensive industrial sectors including chemicals, iron and steel, paper and forest products, aluminum, glass, metal casting, and mining.

Prior to joining DOE, Isaac was Managing Director of Gas Research Institute’s Industrial Technology Center where he managed a R&D portfolio of industrial technologies and technical service ventures. Isaac began his career on the engineering staff at Cleveland-Cliffs’ Indiana Harbor Works (formerly Inland Steel). He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute executive program.

Ava Coy, Technical Projects Program Manager

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Ava Coy is the program manager in IEDO for the Technical Project Officers team. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the development and execution of solicitations for new research initiatives, negotiating awards with project recipients, and monitoring a portfolio of technically diverse projects. Prior to this, Ava worked as a management and program analyst across several DOE offices where she supported work on peer and merit reviews, crowdsourcing prize challenges, system administration, and database development. When she first came to DOE, she worked as a Technical Project Officer for the Geothermal Technologies Office where she managed a portfolio of over 75 projects across enhanced geothermal systems, hydrothermal resources, co-production, ground source heat pumps, analysis, education, and outreach.

Before joining DOE, Ava worked in the oil and gas industry where she supervised shale and coal bed methane reservoir hydraulic fracturing operations.

Ava has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines with a minor in bioengineering and life sciences.

Lauren Hall, Operations Supervisor

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Lauren Hall is the Operations Supervisor for IEDO and previously of DOE's former Advanced Manufacturing Office. In this role, she is responsible for all operational activities that include program planning, budgeting for formulation and execution, staff hiring, retention, and recruiting while overseeing multiple data systems.

Before coming to the Advanced Manufacturing Office in 2019, Lauren served the Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program in DOE's EERE from 2009–2019. She managed budget formulation planning and execution activities with funding in excess of $12 billion and engaged with over 100 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs for state and local grantees funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to close them out. Prior to that, she served as a technical project officer for the State Energy Program and managed a $5 million competitive funding opportunity announcement process. Lauren joined DOE in 2006 as an assistant to the former EERE Assistant Secretary, Alexander Karsner, and the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, John Mizroch.

Lauren has a B.A. and an MBA in International Business from American University. She has one grown son and a large extended family.

Matherly Gainer, Communications Lead

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Matherly (Mattie) Gainer is the strategic communications lead for IEDO. She is also the acting strategic communications lead for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office. Her work includes written and visual storytelling to help translate technical information to a wide range of audiences on subjects spanning IEDO’s portfolio.

Before joining IEDO, Mattie spent the last decade leading strategic engagement efforts for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Most recently, Mattie worked as senior programs and communications manager at the National Archives Foundation.

Mattie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University in strategic communications and political science in 2015.

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IEDO, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, and Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains team members celebrate Manufacturing Month with Secretary Granholm at the Manufacturing Open House in October 2023.

Photo by the U.S. Department of Energy