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TIM LIEUWEN (NAE) is a Regents’ Professor, the David S. Lewis Jr. Chair, and executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech, where he manages the university’s overall strategy and external relations for its $120M/year energy portfolio. He is also founder and CTO of TurbineLogic, an analytics firm working in the energy industry, and his work has contributed to numerous commercialized innovations in the energy and aerospace sectors. He is an international authority on clean energy and propulsion and has authored 4 books and over 400 other publications.
Current and past board positions include governing/advisory boards for Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, and the National Renewable Energy Lab, appointment by the DOE Secretary to the National Petroleum Council, and board member of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute. He is also an appointed member of the National Academies’ Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions.
Prof. Lieuwen’s contributions have been recognized by his election as a member of the NAE, a fellow of ASME, APS, and AIAA, and foreign fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Major awards include the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, AIAA Pendray Award, and ASME’s George Westinghouse Gold Medal.
He has a BS in engineering from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and received his MS and PhD, both in mechanical engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology.