Join the Climate Club in hearing about Clean Hydrogen Innovation with Assistant VP for Science, Julia Lane from MachH2.

Julia is responsible for developing and executing growth strategies across the University of Chicago’s science, engineering, and innovation landscape. This includes developing new institutes, building global and domestic partnerships, and working with stakeholders to translate discoveries into impact. She works across scientific and technology sectors including quantum engineering, artificial intelligence, biotech, and energy technologies.

Most recently, she led the development of a multi-state clean hydrogen entrepreneurship strategy for the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2), which was selected as a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). She was also part of the leadership teams that secured the $250M Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Regional Technology and Innovation Hub for Chicago. Julia also oversees the Inclusive Innovation in the Sciences Initiative at UChicago, which is committed to ensuring South Side residents benefit from the economic opportunities that result from emerging science and technology domains.

Prior to her current role, Julia was most recently the founding Executive Director of Research Strategy for the UChicago Data Science Institute (DSI), where she was responsible for the strategic management and development of research and technology initiatives and programs. Throughout her career, Julia has been committed to building the representation of women and minorities in STEM-related fields and has developed and scaled programs designed to increase representation in the sciences. She has a BA in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the American University of Paris and an MA in International Relations from the UChicago Committee on International Relations.

Dinner will be served.