Keynote SpeakerDr. Dan Arvizu
|Photo Credit: Patrick Kenney, NREL
Well-known for his expertise in energy management, technology commercialization,
and market-based solutions, Dr. Dan Arvizu is the Director of the
U.S. Department of Energy's National
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),
the department's premier facility for renewable energy and energy
efficiency research and development.
As one of the nation's leading experts on energy technology, Dr.
Arvizu understands the importance of making renewable energy technologies
available to the marketplace.
Dr. Arvizu has more than 30 years of leadership experience in both
the public and private sector. Prior to joining NREL, he worked
at CH2M HILL as a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,
and spent more than 20 years as an executive directing research
for advanced energy technology, material and process sciences, and
technology commercialization at Sandia National Laboratory.
In 2004, Dr. Arvizu was appointed by President George W. Bush to
serve on the 24-member National Science Board. This prestigious
body is the governing board of the National Science Foundation,
and its members serve as national science policy advisors to the
President and U.S. Congress.
Named "One of the 50 Most Important Hispanics in Business
and Technology" by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology
magazine, Dr. Arvizu has served on a number of other boards and
advisory committees, including the Technical Advisory Board of the
G8 International Renewable Energy Task Force. He also served on
the Department of Energy's National Coal Council and the Department
of Defense's Army Science Board.
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