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Lawrence Schwartz


Dr. Larry Schwartz has worked in both academic and industrial research settings. From 1972-82 he was a member of the Brandeis University Physics Department where his research focused on the electronic properties of disordered materials. In 1982, Larry joined the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center where he served in a number of research and management positions. His scientific work at Schlumberger dealt with the vibrational and transport properties of reservoir rocks. Most recently he was concerned with the interpretation of sub-surface magnetic resonance measurements.

​From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Schwartz managed Schlumberger’s worldwide University Relations Program. In 2007 he returned to his position as a Scientific Advisor and was posted to MIT in the Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences where he served as Schlumberger’s representative to the MIT Energy Initiative. He retired from Schlumberger in October of 2009 but remained with them as a consultant through 2014. He has also consulted for the Department of Energy and Cambridge Energy Associates. At the DOE he organized a 2010 Workshop to identify research areas common to carbon sequestration and geothermal energy systems.

Dr. Schwartz has served on a number of University Advisory Committees With the American Physical Society, he has served on the Panel on Public Affairs and the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. He has taught Energy Technology at Harvard (2011) and Renewable Energy at Yale (2012-16) and at NYU Engineering (2017).


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.S., City College of New York