David Eric Schwartz
David Eric Schwartz is Research Director for Cleantech. In this role, David harnesses the extraordinary multidisciplinary talent at our innovation engine centered at PARC to drive technological innovations that can address the climate crisis. From new materials and fabrication technologies to system designs to advanced control and analytics, PARC's deep competencies position us to become a Cleantech leader for the future. Since David joined PARC in 2008, he has been a key member of PARC's Energy program as an individual contributor, project lead, and most recently as manager of the Energy Devices & Systems research area. His Cleantech contributions include next-generation climate-friendly thermoacoustic and electrocaloric refrigeration technologies, and low-cost printed sensors for methane leak detection and building energy management. Beyond Cleantech, David served as device modeling and circuit design lead for PARC's printed and flexible electronics program. This work led to PARC's winning the 2018 IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA Technical Development Materials Award and the 2012 FLEXI Award for flexible electronics. David also led development of a wearable biosensor platform and contributed to many other research efforts across PARC. Dr. Schwartz holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in mathematics from Brown University. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a software engineer for multiple start-up companies.