ACEF Speaker

Jennifer Leisch

V-LEEP II Director Advanced Energy Systems,

Jennifer E. Leisch, Ph.D. is an energy and climate change expert, with extensive experience implementing complex international development projects in emerging markets, especially in Asia. She currently the director of Advanced Energy Systems on the USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program II based in Hanoi, Vietnam, supporting strategies aimed at industrial energy efficiency, market-based mechanisms for GHG reductions, and electric vehicle deployment. She has over 20 years of experience in clean tech research and development, power sector transformation, climate change mitigation, and energy sector resilience - having worked at USAID, Stanford University, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Dr. Leisch holds a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry and Materials Science from the Colorado School of Mines.


  • Session 2.4: Incubators for Clean Energy Innovation