Catlin Powers, Ph.D.

China, USA

Dr. Catlin Powers is co-founder and CEO of One Earth Designs, recognized for its innovative solar energy technologies and SolSource Solar Stoves. One Earth Designs was inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in China. One Earth Designs has a range of products that bring innovative and clean energy solutions to people around the world.  

Dr. Powers received her doctorate from Harvard University, holds two solar energy patents, and serves on the technical advisory committee to the International Standards Organization. She is the recipient of the Marry White Peterson Prize for Innovation, the Camilla Chandler Frost Prize, and the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment. Her solar energy research has been recognized by the US National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.