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Susan Hubbard Appointed Deputy for S&T at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Susan Hubbard Appointed Deputy for S&T at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has named Susan Hubbard as its new deputy for science and technology, effective March 1, 2022.

Hubbard is a researcher known for her work in hydrogeophysics, as well as her leadership in career development programs for early-career scientists, ORNL said Monday.

ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia said Hubbard is a champion of the Department of Energy’s efforts to use powerful scientific facilities to support national interests.

“Dr. Hubbard brings skilled and passionate leadership that will enable world-leading impact across our portfolio,” Zacharia said.

As deputy for science and technology, Hubbard will be responsible for a research portfolio that covers computing and computational sciences, materials sciences, environmental and biological research, energy science and technology, isotope research and development, fission and fusion energy, neutron sciences and national security sciences.

Hubbard most recently served as associate laboratory director for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory‘s Earth and environmental sciences area.

In the said role, she led projects related to meeting the water, energy, critical mineral, environmental quality and food needs of a growing population.

She is currently also a senior scientist at Berkeley Lab and a full adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

Hubbard is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America.

She earned a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree in geophysics from Virginia Tech; and a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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