About Interim Director Bart Bartlett
The Energy Institute is currently conducting a search for a Director.
Bartlett has been UMEI's Associate Director since January 2014. His research focuses on using inorganic synthesis to control the composition and morphology of compositionally complex materials.
Student and postdoctoral scholars on his team use these materials to answer fundamental science questions to correlate atomic and molecular structure with electronic structure or reactivity.
These materials have broad impact in the applications of solar energy conversion and electrical energy storage, and Bartlett has been deeply involved in the Energy Institute's Battery Lab since its inception.
He also coordinates the institute's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) program, which has grown to allow over 20 undergraduates to participate in energy research each year.
Bartlett joined U-M's chemistry department in 2008, after completing the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, and earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis.