Aditi Risbud Bartl

Aditi Risbud Bartl

Position Title
Executive Director, Communications and Strategic Priorities

Marketing and Communications

1121 Kemper

Aditi Risbud Bartl, Ph.D., is a science communications professional with research, teaching and public relations expertise in sciences and engineering. Her particular interest is in emerging fields at the frontiers of science. She focuses on communicating the implications of technological breakthroughs to a broad audience. Risbud Bartl provides communications leadership and guidance to the dean on internal and external communications, as well as counsel on the implementation of the college’s strategic plan. Prior to joining UC Davis, she held communications roles at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the University of Utah, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and global public relations agency Weber Shandwick.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Bachelors of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Davis (2000)
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (2005)
  • Science Communication Graduate Certificate, UC Santa Cruz
Honors and Awards
  • National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Fellowship (2001-2003)
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award (2003)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award (2010)
  • University of Utah, College of Engineering Top 15% Teaching Performance (2014)
Membership and Service
  • Materials Research Society
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Women in Technology Initiative Leadership Roundtable