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Senior Fellows
Maxine L. Savitz
Vice President, National Academy of Engineering; Appointed Member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Retired General Manager, Technology Partnerships, Honeywell, Inc.

Areas of Interest:

energy efficiency (R&D, policies, and programs), distributed energy resources (gas turbines, microturbines, and fuel cells), high temperature materials and application


Maxine Savitz is retired general manager, Technology Partnerships, Honeywell, Inc. She served as vice president of the National Academy of Engineering (2006-2014), she was appointed a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). She has over 30 years of experience managing research, development and implementation programs for the public and private sectors. Savitz joined Honeywell, previously AlliedSignal, in 1985. From 1987 until June 2000, she was the general manager of AlliedSignal Ceramics Components, which is the only U.S. owned silicon nitride structural ceramic manufacturer for gas turbine application. In this capacity, she oversaw the development and manufacturing of innovative materials for the aerospace, transportation, and industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Honeywell, she was employed at the U.S. Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies. From 1979 to 1983, she served in the capacity of deputy assistant secretary for conservation at DOE. Savitz served as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology, 1997-2000. She is a member of the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Board. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley.


Updated 3/31/14

Senior Fellows Roster