Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Craig Blue is the Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Portfolio at ORNL represents significant DOE program investments in areas including the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Building Technologies Office, and Vehicle Technologies Office, and capitalizes on ORNL’s world-class user facilities such as the Spallation Neutron Source, Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, and the National Transportation and Research Center.
Craig's pioneering spirit brings a rich background as both a researcher and scientific leader to his new position. He has more than 21 years of experience in conducting research in materials and manufacturing technologies, has authored nearly 100 open literature publications, holds 15 U.S. patents, and has received multiple awards including 10 R&D 100 Awards. He has served by invitation on numerous scientific and technical review panels, committees, and convocations convened by the National Science Foundation, the Council on Competitiveness, Manufacturing USA, and National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. He is a Battelle Distinguished Inventor, Fellow of ASM International, holds faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee, University of North Texas, and the Colorado School of Mines.
In his most recent role, Craig served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, an Institute within the White House Manufacturing USA initiative comprising of a public-private partnership to increase domestic production capacity, grow manufacturing, and create jobs across the US composite industry.