Dr. Tanya Das is the Associate Director of Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center. She works to strengthen U.S. government initiatives that help innovators go from idea to commercial product. Leveraging her experience in academia and government, she shapes policy related to the federal research landscape, energy demonstration and deployment, the Department of Energy national labs, public-private partnerships, manufacturing, and workforce development in STEM fields.
She previously served the Biden Administration as the Chief of Staff of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy where she led the implementation of Administration priorities including advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the research enterprise, supporting innovation ecosystems across the country, and advancing U.S. competitiveness in emerging technology areas. Prior to that role, she was a Professional Staff Member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and an AAAS/OSA-SPIE legislative fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons.
A Michigan native, Dr. Das earned her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.