Whitacre Named The Trustee Professor in Energy
On Oct. 5, over 80 people including Carnegie Mellon University leadership, faculty, staff and community members gathered to honor Jay Whitacre, director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, as he was installed as the College of Engineering’s Trustee Professor in Energy. The professorship is designated by the University’s Board of Trustees to honor leadership and academic excellence in the College of Engineering.
College of Engineering Dean James Garrett served as the host for the evening.
“I truly enjoy hosting professorship receptions because it is an opportunity for us to shine a spotlight on some of the College of Engineering’s world class faculty,” said Garrett.
Since arriving to CMU in 2007, Whitacre has focused on the synergistic fields of energy storage and energy system modeling. He developed the first mass-produced, low-cost, eco-friendly battery and in May 2017, he became the director of the Scott Institute.