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Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Chair, National Science Board (NSB)

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, chair, NSB

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu became the eighth director of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on Jan. 15, 2005. NREL, located in Golden, Colo., is DOE's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance). Arvizu is president of Alliance and also is executive vice president with the Midwest Research Institute, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.

Prior to joining NREL, Arvizu was the chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M, he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. He started his career and spent four years at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Arvizu serves on a number of boards, panels and advisory committees including the American Council on Renewable Energy advisory board; the Energy Research, Development, and Deployment Policy Project advisory committee at the Harvard Kennedy School; the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Alternative Energies; the Singapore Clean Energy International advisory panel; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III; the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation; and the Colorado Renewable Energy Authority board of directors.

Arvizu has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University (1973) and a Master of Science (1974) and Ph.D. (1981) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Arvizu was appointed to the National Science Board (NSB) in both 2004 and 2011.

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