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January 16, 2024 | Tom Ballard

ORNL names new Associate Lab Director

Robert Wagner, a veteran of more than 20 years, is named to lead the Energy Science and Technology Directorate.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has named Robert Wagner as its Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy Science and Technology Directorate, effective February 1. The veteran researcher joined the lab more than 20 years ago.

Robert Wagner

“A large part of our applied research portfolio is stewarded by our Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD), which is developing solutions for the grid, buildings, transportation, and manufacturing to help the United States reach its clean energy goals,” said ORNL Director Stephen K. Streiffer. “With Robert’s leadership and research experience, he is an ideal choice to ensure ORNL remains at the forefront of these efforts for the nation.”

ESTD researchers focus on supporting America’s drive toward a flexible, secure and decarbonized energy future. ESTD delivers breakthroughs in energy science and technology, including generation, distribution, storage and end use using one-of-a-kind comprehensive capabilities to deliver maximum impact. The directorate stewards four unique DOE national user facilities and several collaborative centers that bring together some of the country’s most innovative companies, universities and laboratories to drive early-stage technologies to deployment.

Click here to read the ORNL news release.

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