Leah Guzowski is a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow at the University of Chicago. She currently serves Argonne in a leadership capacity as Director of Strategy and Research Programs with a focus on programmatic advancement, innovation, and strategy of an energy and global security research portfolio. Leah creates, develops and executes ideas by building cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams to solve pressing challenges associated with a range of energy and global security issues.
In addition to her leadership roles, her personal research interests include the development of methods, technologies, and computational tools to inform energy security issues, with a particular emphasis on economic, policy, climate change and geo-political considerations. She is the principal investigator on the research and development of a city-scale computational model, designed to improve systems integration modeling and visualization for near real-time decision making with increasing data complexity, risk and uncertainty. She is a co-inventor of advanced VO2 nano-composite thermochromic materials for high performance windows.
Prior to joining Argonne, Leah’s work spanned private industry and international trade development and policy, with particular interest in the research, development and commercialization of clean energy technologies. She maintains a proactive interest in entrepreneurial ventures in the energy sector. Leah graduated from Harvard University a nd the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She also studied economics and polic y at the University of Ox ford in England. Leah has been recognized by the White House as a leader in climate and energy, and in 2015, she was honored as one of “40 under 40” in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. She has authored or co -authored dozens of related articles, and she is a frequently invited speaker at technical conferences and events across the country.