Prominent energy expert, inventor and White House advisor Saul Griffith joins us for a very special session where he discusses the future of home energy in Australia. In this Lean In session, Saul will share how architects can help clients cut emissions while saving homes money, and what the future of home and community infrastructure will look like. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get to find out more about the work that Saul does in the energy sector here in Australia.
Saul Griffith is an engineer and inventor. As founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, he helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies understand energy infrastructure and deep decarbonisation. He’s been a principal investigator and project lead on federally-funded research projects for agencies including NASA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-e), National Science Foundation and United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He was awarded the MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2007. He completed his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.
Saul is also founder and chief scientist at Rewiring America, a nonprofit dedicated to widespread electrification as a means of fighting climate change, creating jobs, making our air cleaning, and saving the future for our children.
Saul, born in Australia, is a father of two, and a consistent champion of STEAM education (including the A for ART!).