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Dr. Dana Christensen
Associate Director of the Lab for Energy and Engineering Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dana Christensen is the Associate Laboratory Director of the Energy & Engineering Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Directorate is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) largest energy research and technology organization, annually executing over $350M of programs for a variety of government and industrial sponsors in all aspects of energy science and technology. Included is research in all forms of energy production, distribution, and utilization. Specific initiatives include energy efficiency and renewable energy concepts in storage, transportation, electrical and pipeline distribution, traffic management, hydrogen economy, enhanced buildings technology, design and application of solar concepts, policy analysis and investigating the intersection of technology and policy, and concepts to impact industry's approach to energy demand reduction. Also included are emphasis areas of nuclear fission and fusion, nuclear science and technology, nuclear nonproliferation, and all dimensions of fossil energy extraction, production, and use, including abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, the intersection of water technology with the energy sector is an area of research. Dr. Christensen came to ORNL from the University of California where he was the principal Associate Laboratory Director of Threat Reduction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to this he was the Deputy Associate Laboratory for Energy and Environment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, also operated by the University of California. He has twenty nine years of management experience in material science, nuclear energy, fossil and renewable energy, nuclear materials management and scientific research in support of DOE and other Government agencies and industries.
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