George Maracas

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor of Practice, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706
USA
480-965-5540
Email: George.Maracas@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Maracas is Program Director in the Energy, Power and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) Program within the Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems (ECCS) at the National Science Foundation. His program is "Energy & Power Technologies" for renewable energy collection, conversion and interfacing to the electric power grid. This Program strongly supports educational curricula reform in Energy and Power Systems. At NSF, George is currently actively coordinating Federal Interagency Programs in Solar Energy Technologies and Sustainability. He has established university research programs in nanotechnology, advanced materials, optoelectronic devices and solar power. At Motorola he was Founder of Motorola Life Sciences and Director of Nanotechnology.

Dr. Maracas received the Motorola Master Innovator award, was elected to the Motorola Scientific Advisory Board Associates (SABA), received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator award, received the Green Pioneer Award for his contributions to furthering research, education and the Solar economy in AZ and the NSF Director's Award for work in Accelerating Innovation Research.He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has authored/co-authored over 110 technical publications and presentations, 2 book chapters and holds 32 issued US patents.

Expertise

photovoltaics; photonics; nanostructures for solar energy conversion; renewable energy; technologies; nanotechnology; solar energy systems; emerging technologies; optical devices

Education

    B.A., Physics, New York University

    M.E.E., Engineering Physics, Cornell University

    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University