National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Dr. Dan Arvizu is Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. Dr. Arvizu also is a Senior Vice President with Midwest Research Institute, which manages NREL on behalf of the DOE. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Federal and Industrial Client Groups with CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M HILL, he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories, where he directed Research Centers for Advanced Energy Technology, Material and Process Sciences, and Technology Commercialization.
In 2004, Dr. Arvizu was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Science Board, which is the governing board of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Arvizu has served on a number of boards and advisory committees, including the Secretary of Energy's National Coal Council and the Secretary of Defense's Army Science Board. He has also served on the Technical Advisory Board of the G8 International Renewable Energy Task Force.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.