Alexis Abramson is Professor and Dean at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where she has been since 2019. From 2003 – 2019, she was a professor at Case Western Reserve University where, most recently, she served as the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation and Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute. Dr. Abramson’s research has focused on the design and synthesis of unique nanomaterials for use in alternative energy applications; virtual energy audits for building energy efficiency; and strategies to accelerate technology commercialization at universities and research institutions. In 2018-2019, Dr. Abramson was on a leave as a Technical Advisor for Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and from 2011-2013, she was on temporary assignment to the federal government where she served as Chief Scientist and Manager of the Emerging Technologies Team at the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. Dr. Abramson received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.