Peter F. Green — Deputy Laboratory Director, Science and Technology
As deputy laboratory director, Peter Green is responsible for NREL's science and research goals, strengthening the laboratory's core capabilities, and enhancing NREL's research portfolio.
Green came to NREL in August 2016 from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, where he was the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering, and also professor of materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and applied physics. He also recently served as director for DOE's Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) for solar and thermal energy conversion. During that time, the EFRC made significant new advances in science and engineering, which were documented in more than 250 collaborative publications and 20 patent disclosures. Green also served as the B.F. Goodrich Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.
In addition to his academic career, Green was manager of Glass and Electronic Ceramics Research at Sandia National Laboratories and president of the Materials Research Society. Among his many honors and recognitions, he is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom), a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a fellow of the American Ceramics Society.
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Hunter College and a master's and doctorate in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.