Dr. Andrew R Schwartz


Senior Technical Advisor for Energy Frontier Research Centers

Dr. Andrew Schwartz has served as Senior Technical Advisor for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) since June 2013, leading the team of BES Program Managers and support staff that manages the EFRC program. From 2008 to 2013 Dr. Schwartz was the BES Program Manager for the Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (ECMP) program, one of the largest core research areas in BES, supporting a diverse research portfolio with major emphasis on topics such as superconductivity, magnetism, spin physics, and low-dimensional systems.

In addition to program management duties, Dr. Schwartz has represented BES in various other capacities. He served on the committee that developed and executed the inaugural DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program solicitation and award process in 2010. Since 2009 he has represented DOE on the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) subcommittee, the interagency group charged with coordination of federal government activities related to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), and since 2010 he has served as the lead DOE representative. In this role, Dr. Schwartz has coordinated all NNI-related activities for DOE, interfacing with personnel in other DOE offices, as well as with personnel at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the other federal agencies involved in the NNI. He served on the NSET Task Force that authored the 2011 and 2014 NNI Strategic Plans.

Prior to joining BES, Dr. Schwartz spent seven years in industry leading a multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering team in the research and development of a new technology for semiconductor metrology. In this role he was actively involved in project planning, strategic planning, budgeting, project execution, and business development.

Dr. Schwartz received a B.A. in physics from Amherst College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California Los Angeles. His research focused on the electrodynamic response of various materials, including high temperature superconductors, low-dimensional conductors, and colossal magnetoresistive oxides. Dr. Schwartz has co-authored over 30 technical papers and holds seven U.S. patents.

Contact Information:

Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-22/Germantown Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-3535
Fax: (301) 903-6594

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