National Energy Technology Laboratory, Deputy Director, and Chief Research Officer, Science and Technology Strategic Plans and Programs
Randall Gentry works to build upon the success of NETL’s collaborations with DOE on strategic initiatives like the Annual Laboratory Plan, and the Fossil Energy Roadmap and Grand Challenges endeavors.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental science and engineering with a focus on water resources. He came to NETL after serving as Deputy Division Director of the Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Science Division. He has also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and an honorary scientist at the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation within the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Resources.
Dr. Gentry’s research occurs at the intersection of science and engineering with a goal of attaining a better understanding and ability to better characterize natural water resource behavior.
Dr. Gentry earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Memphis State University.
Before joining Argonne National Laboratory, he was Director of Environmental Sciences Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
He has also served as the President and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and Director of the University’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.