Margaret Mattson joins Energy Efficiency Division

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May 28, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE

Margaret Mattson

Margaret Mattson is the new program coordinator for the NRCCE’s Energy Efficiency Division.

Morgantown, W.Va. – Margaret Mattson is the new program coordinator for the NRCCE’s Energy Efficiency Division. The EE division manages the TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Program and Industries of the Future-WV.

“I will be working with my NRCCE co-workers to help develop funded research projects with WVU faculty,” said Margaret. “In the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, we will be highlighting research by WVU faculty at this year’s TTE Conference. We also hope to expand the number of TransTech Technical Assistance Partnerships, which connect startup companies with WVU’s specialized expertise and resources for energy technology testing, prototyping, testing and demonstration.”

Margaret explained that TTE technologies refer to strategies, software, apps and innovations that are good for the environment and the economy. TTE technologies not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency, but they also create opportunities in manufacturing and help build a sustainable future.

TTE technologies include, for example, recovery and use of waste energy, hybrid fossil/renewable technologies, renewable energy, productive use of carbon dioxide, energy efficient industry and buildings, new chemical pathways for converting shale gas to low-cost chemical feedstocks, energy storage, and advanced energy materials.

“I am excited to work with Carl Irwin and Angela Shock in the areas of energy efficiency and ‘transitional’ and cleaner energy,” she said. “In particular, I hope to contribute to the TTE Research and Business Development Program.” This program is an on-going effort to enhance and grow the region’s innovation/entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Prior to beginning her career at the NRCCE, Margaret worked in the acquisitions department of W. P. Carey & Co., Inc., a company that specializes in sale and leaseback financing for corporations through its Corporate Property Associates series of real estate limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts.

Margaret received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business in finance and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College. Mattson also has a B.S. in physics from West Virginia University, and one year of physics grad school here where she received the WVU Physics department’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

“Margaret’s educational background in economics, business, and physics, along with her experience in assessing corporate financial risk are just what we need to increase the impact of the TransTech Energy program,” said Carl Irwin, director of the EE Divison. “Angela and I are pleased to have Margaret onboard and look forward to a very productive relationship.”

In addition to her business background, Margaret also is an enthusiastic supporter of FIRST robotics team 2614, Mountaineer Area RoboticS (MARS). Based in Morgantown, West Virginia, MARS is a competitive high school robotics team and an umbrella organization for FIRST across West Virginia.

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Contact Margaret Mattson, NRCCE
304-293-6456 or mamattson@mail.wvu.ed

Advancing innovations for energy and the environment is at the heart of the NRCCE. The center works closely with WVU faculty members to coordinate large-scale, multidisciplinary research and outreach programs that result in cleaner, more efficient, more affordable ways to produce and use energy, protect land and water, and promote economic vitality.

 

Established in 1979 as the Energy Research Center, today the NRCCE works with more than 100 WVU faculty members and research professionals to conduct programs in fuel and power; energy efficiency; environmental remediation; alternative transportation fuels and rural water infrastructure.