Calton Kong

2024 Hertz Fellow
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Calton Kong is interested in clean energy and public policy. He aims to work toward the science and policy that will transform our grid and chemical manufacturing.

He plans to craft policy to ensure that the benefits of new technologies are shared by all through a robust and organized labor force and public investment/redistribution.

Kong received his bachelor’s in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. One of his biggest accomplishments was successfully driving CO2 reduction to methanol with light. He was born in San Jose, California, where he spent much of his childhood.

Graduate Studies

University of California, Berkeley
Materials Science

Undergraduate Studies

University of California, Berkeley

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