Dr. Patrick E. Meyer, an IEEE member and former IEEE-USA Government Fellow, has been competitively selected as a 2014 United States Embassy Science Fellow to be stationed at the American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for three months beginning in January 2014. Currently serving as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Adviser at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, Meyer is an international clean energy policy specialist who is working to transition power systems across South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa towards cleaner, more diverse, and more secure next-generation systems. Meyer is the first IEEE-USA Government Fellow to participate in the Embassy Science Fellowship program.
While in Kuala Lumpur, Meyer will work directly with Malaysia’s National Science and Research Council and the Prime Minister’s Science Advisor to assist the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in developing scenarios on green technology and sustainable development under the Green Technology Foresight 2030 initiative, focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Previously, Meyer served as the 2011 IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow in the Office of Rep. Jay Inslee. He also served as the 2012 IEEE-USA Engineering and Diplomacy Fellow at the Department of State, where he established the energy efficiency and conservation portfolio for the new Bureau of Energy Resources, by defining foreign policy priorities and objectives and engaging key interagency and multilateral partners in high-growth developing countries. In 2012, Meyer was awarded Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award for advancing U.S. energy diplomacy by implementing a new energy work plan within the Secretary of State’s Lower Mekong Initiative.
The Embassy Science Fellowship Program facilitates and promotes bilateral cooperation in the fields of science and technology. Begun in 2001, nearly 300 scientists from twelve departments and agencies have lent their expertise to projects at U.S. embassies around the world, building relationships between U.S. scientists and host country counterparts.