Chetna Khosla Chianese
Chetna Khosla Chianese, Coordinator of Sustainability Research Initiatives at Syracuse University, works to promote research, education, and outreach at the intersection of science and technology for sustainability, communications, and policy. In this role, Chetna works closely with the Syracuse Center of Excellence to engage faculty, researchers, students, companies, and institutions and build research collaborations in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Prior to coming to SU, Chetna was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. At the DOE Chetna was the technical lead on the planning effort for the Critical Materials Energy Innovation Hub, a large, department-wide program to provide multidisciplinary solutions to critical material shortages for renewable energy technologies. She also served as a DOE representative to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy interagency working group on the Materials Genome Initiative. Prior to her role at DOE, Chetna was a Deputy Program Manager with SAIC working with scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She received a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University.