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Louis J. Terminello, Ph.D.

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Associate Laboratory Director — Physical and Computational Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Dr. Louis Terminello is the Associate Laboratory Director of the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this role he is responsible for a broad range of fundamental research at PNNL sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, including work in advanced computing, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences, the physical sciences and particle physics.

Prior to becoming the Acting Associate Laboratory Director, he served as the Chief Scientist for Fundamental Sciences and Chief Science Technology Officer for the National Security Directorate. Terminello has chaired PNNL's Science and Technology Council, which helps develop and guide the Lab's integrated science and technology strategy and priorities. He is the contact for DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences' Materials Science and Engineering and Fusion Energy Sciences programs at PNNL and has led a substantial initiative that has greatly strengthened the Lab's leadership in chemical imaging.

Dr. Terminello came to PNNL in 2009 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he had held leadership positions since 1995, including service as the Deputy Associate Director for Programs in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. Dr. Terminello earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Much of his scientific career has focused on the nexus of chemistry, physics, and materials science and technology. He has produced more than 160 publications on synchrotron radiation studies of nanostructured and interfacial materials, has earned several patents has served on numerous scientific advisory and review committees.

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