Michael H. Bartl
Dr. Michael H. Bartl is the executive director of the Berkeley Emerging Technology Research (BETR) Center. He also serves as deputy director of the MUSE Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Utah, where he is a research professor. As executive director of the BETR Center, Dr. Bartl oversees all center activities, provides leadership and strategic direction, leads the coordination of research efforts, and manages center staff.
Before moving to Berkeley, Dr. Bartl was a tenured professor in chemistry at the University of Utah, and a visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He co-founded Navillum Nanotechnologies, a start-up company focused on fabrication of nanostructured semiconductors. Dr. Bartl served as deputy editor for Scripta Materialia and authored more than 70 publications about his research activities in functional nanostructured materials for energy and information technology applications.
A native of Austria, Dr. Bartl earned his doctorate degree in materials/inorganic chemistry from Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, before conducting postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was the recipient of a “DuPont Young Professorship”, and was named a “Brilliant 10” researcher by Popular Science magazine and a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.