Dr. Kristina Johnson

Kristina M. Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Enduring Energy, a clean energy company based in Washington, DC.  She served as Under Secretary of Energy at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. from May 2009 until October 2010.  She received her B.S. (with distinction), M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Named an NSF Presidential Young Investigator in 1985 and a Fulbright Faculty Scholar in 1991, Dr. Johnson’s academic awards include the Dennis Gabor Prize for creativity and innovation in modern optics (1993) and the John Fritz Medal (2008), widely considered the highest award in the engineering profession. Dr. Johnson was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame (2003), and received the Society of Women Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), the ARCS Foundation Eagle Award for science and education (2009), and the Woman of Vision Award for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (2010).

Dr. Johnson has published 142 refereed papers and proceedings and holds 45 U.S. patents (129 U.S. and international patents) and patents pending, and has received honorary degrees from University of Alabama at Huntsville, Tufts University and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.