Carl Blumstein, PhD, is the director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) and the managing director of the i4Energy Center. One of the founders of CIEE, he has 30 years of experience in energy research and R&D management. He served for 10 years as the associate director of CIEE before becoming the director in 2002. Dr. Blumstein was the chair of ACEEE’s Board of Directors from 1993 to 2018. He is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and a member of the Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. He has a BS from Reed College, an MS from San Diego State University, and a PhD in Chemistry from the UC San Diego.