Dr. Michael H. Bartl is the executive director of the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at UC Berkeley, and a faculty member at the University of Utah, where he is also deputy director of the MUSE Energy Frontier Research Center. At UC Berkeley, he provides leadership and strategic direction for the Center for E3S (an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center), oversees the budget and all center activities, and leads the coordination of research, education, diversity, and outreach efforts.
Before moving to Berkeley, Dr. Bartl was a tenured professor in chemistry at the University of Utah, and a visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He co-founded Navillum Nanotechnologies, a start-up company focused on fabrication of nanostructured semiconductors. Dr. Bartl is currently a Deputy Editor for Scripta Materialia and authored more than 60 publications about his research activities in functional nanostructured materials for energy and information technology applications.
A native of Austria, Dr. Bartl earned his doctorate degree in materials/inorganic chemistry from Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, before conducting postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was the recipient of a “DuPont Young Professorship”, and was named a “Brilliant 10” researcher by Popular Science magazine and a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.