Dr. Michael H. Bartl served as executive director of the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at UC Berkeley, providing leadership and strategic direction, overseeing the budget and all center activities, and leading the coordination of research, education, diversity, and outreach efforts. Currently, Dr. Bartl is the executive director of the Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research (BETR) Center, 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,
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 was also 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.