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Douglas Ray, PhD

Physical & Computational Sci's
Dir of Strategic Partnerships
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K1-43
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Douglas Ray is the Associate Laboratory Director for Fundamental & Computational Sciences at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this role Dr. Ray is responsible for all research at PNNL sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Science and the Department of Health and Human Services, PNNL's investments targeting the fundamental and computational sciences and all activities of the staff in the Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate. Under Dr. Ray's leadership, PNNL is focusing on critical scientific challenges and has developed world-class scientific and technical capabilities in advanced computing, biological systems science, chemical and materials sciences, climate and earth systems science, and particle physics.

Dr. Ray previously served as Deputy Director for Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer at PNNL where he was responsible for integrating PNNL's science and technology base to address critical challenges in science, energy, and national security, lead PNNL's strategic planning activities, stewarded PNNL's discretionary research portfolio and represented PNNL nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ray is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Geophysical Union and the American Physical Society. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the ACS journal Energy & Fuels, and is a member of the U.S.-Japan Joint Committee for Cooperation in High Energy Physics, the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative Board of Directors, the Joint BioEnergy Institute Board of Directors, the International Advisory Committee for the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, the International Energy Agency's Experts Group on Science for Energy, and the Scientific Advisory Committee of DOE's Combustion Research Facility. Dr. Ray was formerly a member of the Chemical Sciences Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, the Joint Genome Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, the Columbia Basin College Foundation Board and the Washington State STEM Education Foundation.

Dr. Ray holds an A. B. in Physics from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where his mentor was Richard J. Saykally. He was a postdoctoral research associate with W. Carl Lineberger at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Boulder, Colorado before joining PNNL in 1990 as a senior research scientist.

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