Dr. Avi Shultz is the director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). Dr. Shultz leads 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 to position IEDO and the department for the greatest impact across America’s industrial sector.
Previously, Dr. Shultz was the deputy director of IEDO. Prior to his tenure in IEDO, Dr. Shultz was the program manager for concentrating solar-thermal power for the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office. Dr. 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, 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.