Director, U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Dr. Steven Ashby is the Director of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he is responsible for setting PNNL’s strategic direction and overseeing its nearly $1 billion R&D budget.
Under his leadership, PNNL’s 4,500 scientists, engineers and support professionals are advancing scientific discovery, improving energy resiliency, and enhancing national security. PNNL is recognized as the nation’s premier chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics laboratory; it provides national leadership in grid modernization, energy storage, nuclear non-proliferation and cyber security.
A widely recognized leader in computational science, Dr. Ashby is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences; and serves on advisory committees for local and state organizations, including the Washington Roundtable.
He received a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.