Maxine L. Savitz (NAE) is a retired general manager, Technology/Partnerships at Honeywell, Inc. formerly Allied Signal. She is a member and served two terms as vice president of the National Academy of Engineering (2006-2014). Dr. Savitz was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology in 2009 and served through 2017; she served as vice co-chair 2010-2017. Dr. Savitz was employed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies (1974-1983) and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation. Dr. Savitz serves on the advisory bodies for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. She recently served on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visiting committee for sponsored research activities. Past board memberships include the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Science Board, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Defense Science Board, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRU), Draper Laboratories, and the Energy Foundation. She served as a member of the California Council for Science and Technology from 1997-2001. She has been chair of the CCST Fellowship Advisory Committee since 2008.
Dr. Savitz’s awards and honors include: elected a Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013; C3E Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013; the Orton Memorial Lecturer Award (American Ceramic Society) in 1998; the DOE Outstanding Service Medal in1981; the President’s Meritorious Rank Award in 1980; recognition by the Engineering News Record for Contribution to the Construction Industry in 1979 and 1975; and the MERDC Commander Award for Scientific Excellence in 1967. She is the author of about 20 publications. Dr. Savitz has served on numerous National Research Council committees and participated in multiple Academies activities. She is a member of the Division Committee on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Dr. Savitz received a BA in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.