Office of Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-4568
Fax: (301) 903-0271
Dr. Spitler is the program manager for the Solar Photochemistry program. In 1997 Dr. Spitler became President of ChemMotif, Inc., a company formed with his Polaroid colleagues in Woburn, MA, and served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 1985, he assumed a position at the Polaroid Corporation, in Cambridge, MA, in the development of amorphous silicon solar cells, followed in 1988 by positions within the company as senior scientist and research group leader in the Department of Media Systems Research and Department of Physical Chemistry.
Dr. Spitler has over three dozen journal articles and patents. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, and the Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie. His research background includes photoelectrochemistry and semiconductor electrochemistry, spectral sensitization of solids, sensors for hazardous materials, and the psychophysics of vision.
Following a postdoctoral appointment at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin with Professor Heinz Gerischer, Dr. Spitler served on the faculties of Amherst and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, with a concurrent appointment on the graduate faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
B.S., Stanford University, 1972