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Danny Broberg graduated with his PhD in Materials Science this summer from the University of California-Berkeley. His research uses theoretical methods to investigate the formation of point defects in semiconductor materials for energy applications, with an eye towards producing high-throughput tools for the Materials Project, a part of the Materials Genome Initiative. He also holds BS degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
At Berkeley, he served in executive leadership roles for the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative, starting an interdisciplinary mentorship program and helping direct the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. He also has been active in the Science Policy Group at Berkeley, helping start a sub-group that writes policy memos for the California legislature. Danny hopes to contribute to policy surrounding energy and climate issues, including electric grid resilience, emissions reductions, and the electrification of transportation.