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ISSST Opening Keynote: Dr. Costa Samaras, Advancing a Clean Energy Revolution For All
10:00am - 11:00am
Session Chair: Daniel Posen
Dr. Costas Samaras is the Principal Assistant Director for Energy and OSTP Chief Advisor for Energy Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Costa Samaras is the Principal Assistant Director for Energy and OSTP Chief Advisor for Energy Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. As part of the OSTP senior leadership team, Dr. Samaras works with the OSTP Director, the Deputy Director for Energy, and other OSTP senior staff in coordinating Federal activities on topics such as US energy science and technology policy, the suitability of energy technologies for meeting US energy and climate goals, opportunities for energy RDD&D investments, and advancing Federal government-wide initiatives to further diversity, equity, and inclusion of the US scientific and energy sector workforce. Prior to joining OSTP, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation at Carnegie Mellon University.