“The students who work with me believe in science in service of society, not science in service of career building.”

“In a battery I strive to maximize electrical potential; when mentoring students I strive to maximize to human potential.”

“If you want to make something dirt cheap, make it out of dirt–preferably dirt that is locally sourced.”

“If we are going to solve this country’s energy problems, we can’t bomb our way out, we can’t drill our way out, we have to invent our way out, working together.”

“Abandon the GOLDEN rule in favor of the PLATINUM rule: treat others better than you would expect to be treated by them.”