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U.S. DOE Geothermal Technology Office announces new Director

U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, U.S. (source: Wikimedia)
Alexander Richter 15 Nov 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office announces the appointment of Dr. Susan Hamm as its new acting Office Director.

Dr. Susan Hamm, Acting Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. DOE
Dr. Susan Hamm, Acting Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. DOE

In a statement, the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) of the U.S. Department of Energy announces the appointment of Dr. Susan Hamm as its new acting Office Director. Dr. Hamm will lead the Office’s overall strategic, technical, and project oversight of cutting-edge technologies designed to advance geothermal as a key contributor to the U.S. energy portfolio. She partners with industry, academia, and DOE’s national laboratories to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive and widely available component of the U.S. energy supply.

“I am very much looking forward to leading GTO’s efforts to continue R&D to address key challenges through new and improved technologies,” states Dr. Hamm.

Prior to DOE, Dr. Hamm served as the Directorate Operations Officer for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, worked at the Department of Homeland Security in the Science and Technology Directorate, advocated with professional science societies, and served as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Geophysics and a PhD in Material Sciences from the University of Minnesota.

Source: U.S. DOE, Geothermal Technologies Office