NREL names Martin Keller new laboratory director

Wednesday October 21, 2015 0 comments Tags: Golden, NREL, Martin Keller, Dan Arvizu, Ron Townsend, Tom Fleener


GOLDEN -- The Alliance for Sustainable Energy   announced the appointment of Dr. Martin Keller as the new director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (NREL) and president of the Alliance, which manages the lab for the U.S. Department of Energy.Martin_KellerFIXED

Keller, who replaces retiring director Dan Arvizu, will officially join NREL on Nov. 30.

“We are very excited to have Martin join NREL,” said Ron Townsend and Tom Fleener, Alliance board co-chairs. “Without a doubt, his visionary leadership, proven ability to form high-performance teams and produce world-leading outcomes, and his strong relationships with senior leaders across DOE, industry and the national laboratory system will lead NREL to even more impactful scientific discovery and market impact.”

Keller joins NREL from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he served as the associate director for energy and environmental sciences, which includes programs in biosciences, environmental sciences, buildings technologies, transportation, climate change, manufacturing and electrical and electronics systems.

“I have enjoyed working with colleagues at NREL,” Keller said. “I’ve been impressed both by the quality of the research and the impact that NREL is having nationally and globally in enabling the transformation of energy systems. I am looking ford to becoming a part of NREL’s future success.”

NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.