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,
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
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.
Senior Fellows Roster
Atkinson, Richard C.
Bell, C. Gordon
Bennett, Alan B.
Bishop, J. Michael
Cárdenas. Alfonso F.
Clegg, Michael T.
Cominsky, Lynn R.
Coye, Molly Joel
Drake, Michael V.
Elster, Richard S.
Fowler, T. Kenneth
Gurol, Mirat D.
Huang, Alice S.
Hubbard, G. Scott
King, C. Judson
Lee, William C.Y.
Long, Jane C. S.
Macari, Emir Jose
Martin, David W.
McLean, William J.
Miller, William F.
Moses, Edward I.
Niebla, J. Fernando
Nikias, C.L. Max
Nova, Tina S.
Patel, C. Kumar
Qayoumi, Mohammad H.
Richmond, Rollin C.
Tanner, R. Michael
Tarter, C. Bruce
Zornetzer, Steven F.