Linda Capuano was appointed administrator at the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). As EIA's ninth administrator, Capuano is responsible for directing the nation's primary energy statistical and analytical agency. Before this, she was the fellow in energy technology at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. She was also on the faculty of Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business, where she taught operations strategy for the executive MBA program. Her research interests in the energy-water-food nexus focused on accelerating the treatment and use of non-freshwater sources. Her previous executive positions include officer and company vice president of technology at Marathon Oil Corp., senior vice president of engineering design at Solectron Flextronics, executive vice president and CTO at Advanced Energy Industries, corporate vice president of technology strategy at Honeywell, general manager of wide body aircraft auxiliary product units at Honeywell AlliedSignal Aerospace, and manager in computer memory product development at IBM. She cofounded and served as CFO of Conductus. Capuano has served on the board of directors of Peak Reliability and the Board of Governors of California Independent System Operator. She is an associate member of the National Academy of Sciences. Capuano was awarded the Technical Excellence Award by the Society of Women Engineers and the IBM Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing contributions to computer memory storage. She received her PhD in materials science and engineering and her MS in engineering management from Stanford University, an MS in chemistry and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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