Dr. Michael H. Bartl is currently the executive director of the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S), an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley (with university partners MIT, Stanford, UTEP and FIU). In this position, he provides leadership and strategic direction, 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 at the University of Utah, and a visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. At Utah, he was also chair of the physical chemistry division, and one of the leading principal investigators of a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
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.
Dr. Bartl is the scientific co-founder of Navillum Nanotechnologies, a start-up company focused on fabrication of nanostructured semiconductors. He 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.