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M.Sc. Ph.D. Kristina M. JOHNSON Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Enduring Hydro LLC, Chevy Chase, MD


 BS, MS and Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and honorary degrees from Tufts University, Trinity College in Dublin, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. In addition to her academic career, Dr. Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding several successful companies including ColorLink, Inc. She holds 129 US and International patents.
1993-1997 Co-founder and Director, National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center
1985-1999 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado University at Boulder
1999-2007 Dean of Engineering at Duke University
2007-2009 Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University
2009-2010 Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), responsible for managing a broad portfolio of technologies ranging from renewable energy and the smart grid to fossil fuels, nuclear power and environmental clean-up.
since 2011 Director of The AES Corporation
Chairman and CEO of Enduring Energy, LLC, a company she co-founded in 2011.


Fellow of the OSA, IEEE, SPIE and AAAS


John Fritz Medal, considered the highest prize in the engineering field.