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Cohort 1 closes January 15, 2024 (applications submitted before this date will be eligible for consideration to participate in this cohort.

Cohort 2 closes on July 15, 2024 (applications submitted between January 16, 2024 and July 15, 2024 will be eligible for consideration to participate in this cohort).

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future. 

The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. With 30% of primary energy-related emissions attributable to the industrial sector, IEDO plays an important role in supporting the reduction of U.S. CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels) and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

IEDO’s mission is to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies aimed at eliminating industrial greenhouse gas emissions. As an office, IEDO provides the planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced national program of research, development, demonstration, technical assistance, and workforce development across the industrial sector. The office currently works across three subprograms:

  • Energy- and Emissions-Intensive Industries (EEII): Efforts in this pillar support the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of technologies that dramatically reduce energy use and emissions from energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, iron and steel, food and beverage, cement, and paper and forest products.
  • Cross-Sector Technologies (CST): Efforts in this pillar are aimed at developing solutions that address emissions across a broad range of industries. Focus areas include decarbonization of process heating, utilization of low carbon fuels and energy sources, emerging efficiency technologies, and water and wastewater treatment.
  • Technical Assistance & Workforce Development (TAWD): Efforts in this pillar are aimed at developing partnerships with and delivering technical assistance to industry to increase the adoption of energy efficiency, decarbonization technologies, energy management programs, and water/waste reduction technologies and practices across the industrial sector. This pillar also supports workforce training and upskilling activities that prepare existing workers and attract a diverse mix of workers to the industrial jobs of the future.

IEDO is seeking talented and passionate Fellows interested in supporting technical, programmatic, strategic, and policy efforts aimed at decarbonizing the industrial sector. Fellows will collaborate closely with IEDO staff—including several former Fellows—and will develop a broad understanding of the potential of new technologies and current barriers to technology deployment across all of IEDO’s subprograms. This involves tracking the impact of the RD&D portfolio in IEDO and assessing gaps or opportunity areas for future investments. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. Fellows will be placed in a “home” sub-program based on their interests and IEDO’s office needs, and will have to opportunity to learn how to:

  • Identify key technology opportunities and contribute to development and execution of IEDO, EERE, and DOE-level strategy for:
  • Decarbonizing thermal processes,
  • Increasing industrial energy efficiency
  • Utilizing low-carbon fuels, feedstocks, and energy sources.
  • Inform topic areas like:
  • Strategic Analysis: life cycle assessment, technoeconomic analysis, portfolio evaluation, supply chain and economic scenario analysis of various manufacturing technologies/processes/industries, ancillary services, and their interdependencies therein
  • EEII: cement/concrete, iron/steel, chemicals, food & beverage, forest products
  • CST: process heat, water-energy nexus (e.g. National Alliance for Water Innovation hub)
  • TAWD: industry stakeholder engagement (e.g. through the Better Plants program), onsite energy deployment, energy management systems, manufacturing workforce training
  • Complete specific tasks such as:
  • Developing funding opportunity announcements and other investment solicitations (e.g. lab calls, prizes, etc.) as well as communication materials to achieve RD&D and policy goals.
  • Reviewing, synthesizing, or providing input on technical reports, analysis, research proposals, and other technical documents.
  • Preparing and presenting briefings to upper management, external offices, and at conferences.
  • Collaborating with other DOE programs and offices, participating in office-wide or interoffice initiatives, task forces, or tech teams (e.g., Industrial Heat Energy Earthshot, Energy Storage Grand Challenge).
  • Interfacing with technical, policy, and business leaders from academia, national labs, the private sector, and other government agencies (e.g. through interagency working groups).
  • Planning workshops, webinars, and other stakeholder events or initiatives (e.g. Big Ideas competition, Industrial Heat Shot Summit).

Under the guidance of a mentor, learning opportunities include:

•   Utilizing scientific expertise to engage decision-makers in the areas of energy efficiency policy, planning, research, development, and communication for energy efficiency and decarbonization.

•   Analyzing technical needs and opportunities, and the potential impacts of program and policy decisions.

•   Providing input for analysis and strategic planning on industrial decarbonization.

•   Assessing the potential for commercial deployment of next-generation industrial technologies focused on efficiency and decarbonization.

•   Evaluating approaches to achieve practical minimum energy requirements and minimum lifecycle energy for new technologies.

•   Acting as a technical resource for IEDO applied research and development projects.

•   Engaging with industry, research, academic, and other government stakeholders to define areas of need for decarbonization of the industrial sector.

Through these activities, Fellows will help establish and nurture the critical link between DOE decision-makers and other scientific professionals to support public policy.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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SALARY: $58,000 – $94,000 (and up – *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


·       Competitive stipend

·       Health insurance allowance

·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement

·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance

·       Federal Holidays observed

·       Hybrid Telework Schedule Options

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You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree.

An ideal applicant will have superior academic performance and publication record, strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking, a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field, and be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development. Qualified candidates will have a strong technical background in an engineering field or applicable physical science (e.g., materials, chemistry). Some industrial experience is desirable.

For more information on the EERE Office of Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization please visit:

Questions? Email us at with reference code DOE-EERE-STP-IEDO-2024-1101 for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

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Innovation Crossroads

Carley Beeman grew up in Golden, Colorado and attended Golden High School. She enjoyed high school chemistry classes, loved the puzzle and challenge behind the science, and thought she wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy or medical research.

Carley chose OSU for the strong academics and athletics present- coming to Oregon State allowed her to pursue Division 1 gymnastics while simultaneously getting an undergraduate degree in chemistry. She notes that the people here at OSU are also genuine and caring, and it felt like home. Carley joined Dr. Kolluri’s lab this term, researching pathways regulating cell cycle, cell death, and differentiation in relation to cancer cells. She was drawn to this research after taking part in the ASPET research fellowship at the University of Michigan last summer, where she studied the respiratory depression pathway of opioids in mice brains. After graduation, Carley hopes to pursue her PhD in a biomedical science field.

            Outside of school, she loves spending time in nature with friends, camping and hiking. Her favorite book is the Giver, and favorite food is tacos al pastor. She has two brothers, making her the only girl in the family, and loves springtime in Corvallis when everything is in bloom.

Helen White grew up on Vashon Island, Washington where she attended Vashon Island High School. She chose to study chemistry because of her interest in radiochemistry, and because it paired well with her Radiation Health Physics degree.

Helen decided to go to OSU because of the campus and proximity to everyone she cares about. Compared to other schools, Oregon State had more to offer–academic and otherwise–so there wasn’t a doubt in her mind when it came to choosing a university.

Currently, Helen is performing research in the radiation center on campus with Dr. Chemey’s group. In the winter she will transfer projects from analyzing crystalline structures they were creating in the lab to working on a radiochemical separations project. Previously, she worked on a computational project using a DFT program in order to simulate metal hexaboride structures and explore their capabilities in holding radioactive waste materials. To get into research, Helen emailed and asked around professors she was interested in working with. Since then, she notes it has been an incredibly enriching and rewarding experience. Helen plans on attending graduate school immediately after graduation, hoping to pursue a PhD in radiochemistry and focus on working in nuclear waste management.

Outside of school and work, she loves to be outside and enjoys going for walks, bouldering, running, and frolicking, all the things she says help keep her sane. Beyond that, she loves to read, which can be a much-needed break from chemistry. Right now, Helen’s favorite book is The Wall by Marlen Haushofer. It is a short, devastating, dystopian fiction that was written in 1963 which talks about a woman’s experience a person in a way that is not normally explored.

Helen’s favorite food is saltine crackers. She is the first in her family to go to college, which she adds is “an immeasurable privilege, especially in the state of the world now where a bachelor’s degree may afford a person a well-paying job.” She says that her biggest hope is to move into a financial place in her life where she can support those who have supported her in the past.

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