Friday, November 13, 2015

USA: New Acting GTO Office Director

Geothermal Technologies Office Welcomes New Acting Office Director

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is very excited to welcome 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.

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