Dr. Julio Friedmann was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy, at the U.S. Department of Energy. His portfolio included R&D and programs in Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Oil and Gas systems, international engagements in clean fossil energy, and inter-agency engagements within the U.S. government. His earlier appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management focused on clean coal and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
In his prior appointment as Chief Energy Technologist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dr. Friedmann’s research included smart grid and energy systems analysis, conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, CCS, geothermal power, renewable power prediction and integration, and supercomputing applications to energy. Earlier, he worked for five years as a senior research scientist at ExxonMobil and as faculty at the University of Maryland. Dr. Friedmann has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Southern California.