Mr. Bartis is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Bartis has more than 25 years of experience in policy analyses and technical assessments in energy and national security. His recent energy research topics include analyses of the international petroleum supply chain, assessments of alternative fuels for military and civilian applications, development prospects for coal-to-liquids and oil shale, energy and national security, Qatar's natural gas-to-diesel plants, Japan's energy policies, planning methods for long-range energy research and development, critical mining technologies, and national response options during international energy emergencies. Bartis joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1978 shortly after it was established. He served in the Office of Fossil Energy, where he directed program planning and technology assessments covering the coal, oil, oil shale, and gas research and development programs. He also worked in DOE's main policy office, where he directed the Divisions of Fossil Energy and Environment.
During the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations, he was a member of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Energy for Trade Policy Matters, which served the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining RAND, Bartis was vice president of Science Applications International Corporation and vice president and cofounder of Eos Technologies. Bartis received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.