Ellen Stechel

Ellen Stechel is Deputy Director at ASU LightWorks, Senior Sustainability Scientist for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Managing Director of LightSpeed Solutions, and Professor of Practice at the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University. Her career has afforded her opportunities to build and/or coordinate research programs at a national laboratory, industry and government agency, and now in higher education at ASU, in both basic and applied research, in techno-economics, commercialization of emerging technologies, and in multi-disciplinary R&D management. Stechel has held and holds numerous positions of an advisory or editorial capacity nationally and internationally and has published over 100 peer reviewed articles. Her current research focuses on materials and systems design for concentrating solar technologies to produce sustainable liquid hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide, advanced water splitting, thermochemical energy storage, and clean water.