Andrew Schwartz

Dr. Andrew Schwartz is currently serving as the Acting Director of the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division in the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences ( In addition, since 2013 he has served as Senior Technical Advisor for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs), leading the team of BES Program Managers and support staff that manages the EFRC program. From 2008 to 2013 Dr. Schwartz was the BES Program Manager for the Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (ECMP) program, one of the largest core research areas in BES, supporting a diverse research portfolio with major emphasis on topics such as superconductivity, magnetism, spin physics, and low-dimensional systems. Prior to joining BES, Dr. Schwartz spent seven years in industry leading a multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering team in the research and development of a new technology for semiconductor metrology. In this role he was actively involved in project planning, strategic planning, budgeting, project execution, and business development. Dr. Schwartz received a B.A. in physics from Amherst College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California Los Angeles. His research focused on the electrodynamic response of various materials, including high temperature superconductors, low-dimensional conductors, and colossal magnetoresistive oxides. Dr. Schwartz has co-authored over 30 technical papers and holds seven U.S. patents.