Ashley Pennington | AIChE

Ashley Pennington

AAAS STPF Fellow, Federal Energy Management Program
Department of Energy

As a chemical and biological Engineer, Dr. Ashley Pennington has worked from the nano-scale bench-top science to the macro-scale deployment for efficient and sustainable energy generation and climate pollution remediation. Ashley is an AAAS STPF Fellow at the Federal Energy Management Program at the DOE. Her FEMP portfolio spans Federal fleet electrification, alternative financing and performance contracting, Agency engagement, and  energy and water resilience. Ashley attended University of Colorado at Boulder (BS), and Rutgers University( MS & Ph.D.) and earned a NRC Postdoctoral Associateship at the Naval Research Laboratory where she worked on materials for chemical warfare agent degradation, pesticide remediation, sustainable fuel production, and battery technologies. Ashley serves as the Chair-Elect and Acting Chair of the AIChE K-12 Committee, the Chair-Elect of the National Capital Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, on the Leadership Committee of the Sustainable Energy Forum, and is on the Board of Managers for the Chemical Society of Washington. Ashley enjoys hiking, educating students and community members, researching sustainable clean energy generation/storage and pollutant remediation, getting greasy working on her Subaru, and attending dog-friendly 'eries with her darling Doberman, Helios.