Dr. Avi Shultz is the Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). Dr. Shultz helps lead IEDO’s strategy to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies that eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Shultz also works with DOE leadership and interagency partners on key issues related to reducing emissions across the U.S. industrial sector.

Previously, Dr. Shultz was the program manager for concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) for the DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)Dr. Shultz has been with DOE since 2013, where he started as a science and technology policy fellow, supporting the CSP program on a wide variety of topics.

Before joining DOE, Dr. 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.