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Jacqueline Ashmore

Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable EnergyResearch, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

Dr. Jacqueline Ashmore is Executive Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

She is a clean energy and sustainability expert with fifteen years of experience in technology, business, and policy spheres. Her research now focuses on integrated water management and approaches that support sustainable and affordable water supplies. Ashmore has spoken at national conferences on topics that include public-private partnership opportunities for the water sector and the water utility of the future with a business model focused on efficiency.

Previously, Ashmore was Engineering Program Manager at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, where she oversaw an $8MM U.S. Department of Energy funded program focused on the development and prototyping of an innovative residential solar system that can be installed quickly and safely to reduce soft costs.

Ashmore is Board President of New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) and a Board member of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC). She was awarded the American Physical Society’s Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics for her doctoral thesis.


  • 2016–present
    Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University
  • 2017–present
    Research Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University