Staff-Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Jared Cohon

Dr. Jared Cohon

Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, President Emeritus and University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy

Office: Scott Hall, 5127

Phone: (412) 268-1765

Email: jaredcohon@cmu.edu

Professor Jared L. Cohon is Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, President Emeritus and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Cohon focuses on overall management of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. He served as president of Carnegie Mellon University for 16 years (1997–2013). He came to Carnegie Mellon from Yale, where he was Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 1992 to 1997. He started his teaching and research career in 1973 at Johns Hopkins, where he was a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering for 19 years. He also served as Assistant and Associate Dean of Engineering and Vice Provost for Research at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cohon earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. Learn more about Cohon.


Dr. Andrew Gellman

Dr. Andrew Gellman

Co-Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry (Courtesy), Materials Science and Engineering (Courtesy)

Office: Scott Hall, 5123

Phone: (412) 268-3848

Email: gellman@cmu.edu

In 2012, Gellman was appointed Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, where he focuses on management of seed grant support for research, visiting faculty, and PhD student support. Professor Gellman received his BS in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985. Thereafter, he was an ICI postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in Physical Chemistry. He became a faculty member of the chemistry department at the University of Illinois before joining Carnegie Mellon in 1992 where he was appointed the Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1999. Prof. Gellman also holds courtesy appointments in Materials Science and Engineering and in Chemistry. From Jan. 2003 – Nov. 2013 Prof. Gellman served as Department Head of Chemical Engineering. He oversaw a $28 million renovation of Doherty Hall between 2004 -2008. Prof. Gellman organized a consortium involving Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University and in 2007 became the founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions, an outgrowth of the Department of Energy - National Energy Technology Laboratory. Learn more about Gellman.


Dr. Deborah Stine

Dr. Deborah Stine

Associate Director for Policy Outreach, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy Department

Office: Scott Hall, 5119

Phone: (412)268-4640

Email: dstine@andrew.cmu.edu

Dr. Deborah Stine is Professor of the Practice for the Engineering and Public Policy Department and the Associate Director for Policy Outreach for the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. At the Scott Institute, she focuses on public and policy outreach working with all levels of government, foundations and non-governmental organizations.  In addition, working with Reed McMaingle (Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation), she focuses on energy innovation and entrepreneurship. For her outreach activities for EPP and the Scott Institute, she received the Science Communicator Award from the Carnegie Science Center in 2016. She was Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House from 2009-2012. From 2007-2009, she was a science and technology policy specialist with the Congressional Research Service, where she wrote reports and advised members of Congress on science and technology policy issues. From 1989-2007, she was at the National Academies – the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine – where she was associate director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; director of the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program; and director of the Office of Special Project. Learn more about Stine.


Anna J. Siefken

Anna J. Siefken

Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Office: Scott Hall, 5121

Phone: (412) 268-1461

Email: asiefken@andrew.cmu.edu

In her role at CMU’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Anna J. Siefken cultivates corporate and industrial partnerships, fostering energy-related initiatives across the Carnegie Mellon University campuses to create synergistic relationships and new opportunities including commercialization – linking together industry, faculty and staff, start-ups, other universities, regional and nonprofit organizations, corporate foundations, and government agencies.

Prior to joining CMU, Anna served simultaneously as the Pittsburgh 2030 District Director and as Vice President of Strategic Engagement for the Green Building Alliance, one of the largest regional chapters of the US Green Building Council. She is a founding member of the national 2030 District Network’s Board of Governors. She previously worked as Principal consultant at ICF International in Washington, DC, managing corporate and manufacturer relationships for both the EPA and DOE on the Energy Star retail and products programs. She earned her green (and orange) stripes as a merchant and environmental program manager at The Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Anna is a graduate of Duke University.


Reed McManigle

Reed McManigle

Senior Manager, Business Development & Licensing, Mentor in Residence, Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation

Office: Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) - 308

Phone: (412) 286-5443

Email: reedm@andrew.cmu.edu

Reed McManigle focuses on energy innovation and entrepreneurship. McManigle assists energy researchers at CMU in protection of their intellectual property and development of strategies to move their work to commercial use. He helps researchers develop and implement strategies for forming startup companies, including conducting customer discovery; soliciting pre-seed funding; and developing relationships with entrepreneur partners. McManigle manages CTTEC's 'gap funding' program and is a mentor in CMU's NSF I-Corps Site program, and for CMU teams in national I-Corps programs. Learn more about McManigle.


Virginia Delaney

Virginia Delaney

Administrative Associate, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Office: Scott Hall, 5127

Phone: (412) 268-4111

Email: delaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Ginny Delaney began working at Carnegie Mellon in 1998 as the Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs. She served as the Dean’s assistant for eight years until moving to the Advancement Division where she was the Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement. In March 2016, Ginny joined the Scott Institute as its Administrative Assistant.


Amanda King

Amanda King

Media Coordinator, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Office: Scott Hall, 5120 D

Phone: (412) 268-6741

Email: alking@andrew.cmu.edu

Amanda manages the Scott Institute's communications. Before arriving to the Scott Institute, she worked as a part-time media coordinator for Carnegie Mellon's English Department. Amanda previously managed communications at nonprofit organizations, was a multimedia journalist for publications like NEXT Pittsburgh and the Beaver County Times and has blogged for companies, such as BOSS Controls.