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Honorable Katherine Hammack
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Ms. Katherine Hammack was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E) by President Obama on 28 June 2010. She is the primary advisor to the Secretary of theArmy and Chief of Staff on all Army matters related to Installation policy, oversight and coordination of energy security and management. She is also responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; base realignment and closure (BRAC); privatization of Army family housing, lodging, real estate, utilities; and the Army’s installations safety and occupational health programs.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hammack was a leader in Ernst & Young LLP’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. In that capacity she assisted clients with obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for their buildings and identification of sustainability strategies.
Ms. Hammack has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from University of Hartford. She is a Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager. Ms. Hammack is a founding member of U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Dane Boysen
Program Director, ARPA-e -Transformative Technologies
Dr. Dane Boysen currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).His main focuses include: electrochemical energy conversion and storage; natural gas conversion and storage technology; and materials for energy storage and conversion.
Prior to joining ARPA-E, Boysen led the development of a grid-scale energy storage liquid metal battery at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under Professor Donald Sadoway. In 2004, Boysen co-founded Superprotonic Inc., a venture capital-backed start-up company dedicated to the commercialization of solid acid electrolyte-based fuel cells. Successfully raising two rounds of venture capital, Boysen and co-founder, Dr. Calum Chisholm pioneered the use of solid acid electrolytes in fuel cells, resulting in the first new class of fuel cell electrolytes in nearly half a century. This work has led to numerous patents and publications in eminent periodicals, such as Science (January 2004) and Nature (April 2001).
Boysen received his M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) in Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology—where he investigated the transport properties, phase transitions, and atomic structure of solid acid proton conductors under Professor Sossina Haile.