Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
US Department of Energy
Jennifer Wilcox was the James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 2018 to 2021. She has a master's degree in physical chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona. Wilcox's research focuses on how energy technologies can be used to address the environment. Her work develops both mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize negative climate impacts associated with fossil fuels. She has served on a number of committees including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society to assess carbon capture methods and impacts on climate. She is the author of the first textbook on carbon capture, published in March 2012. She also gave a TED talk on the Main Stage in April 2018 on Direct Air Capture.
Jennifer Wilcox serves now as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the US Department of Energy.