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Steven Freilich

Steven Freilich

DuPont, Director of Corporate Strategy - University of Delaware Energy Institute

Steven C. Freilich is currently the Director of Corporate Strategy for the University of Delaware Energy Institute, having recently retired from DuPont after a 33-year career.  For the last 12 years of his DuPont career, he served as the Director of Materials Science in DuPont Central Research and Development.  In that role, Dr. Freilich was responsible for developing and implementing the technology growth strategies in rapidly moving areas such as materials for energy. He used his experience to impact corporate growth through his knowledge of the interaction of technology with markets in aiding innovation.

While serving as Director of Materials Science, Dr. Freilich held the additional position of CTO of the DuPont Electronics and Communication Platform, and was appointed as the Chief Technology Advocate for North Asia. He served on the boards of the United States Display Consortium, DuPont Photonics Technologies, and was the Vice Chair of the Advisory Panel for the Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion. He has also served on the advisory boards for Sandia National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the National Research Council of Canada. He currently is Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center at NREL.