The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL
) recently named Daniel Beckley as associate laboratory director for Facilities and Operations.
Beckley, who has been leading NREL’s facilities and operations in an acting capacity since Jan. 1, 2020, will oversee a directorate that includes the laboratory's Site Operations; Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality; Information Technology; and Security and Emergency Preparedness organizations.
“Dan’s expertise encompasses a deep background in many of NREL’s core program areas,” NREL Laboratory Director Martin Keller said. “His leadership in this role will help us ensure that we continue to have, and grow, the world-class facilities and operations necessary to support our mission.”
Beckley joined NREL in 2010, most recently serving as research operations director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences and acting center director for Buildings and Thermal Sciences.
Previously, he was NREL’s Buildings Technology laboratory program manager.
Before joining NREL, Beckley was a presidential management fellow in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and served as senior advisor to EERE’s deputy assistant secretary.
"I look forward to bringing my varied experience at NREL and across the DOE complex to my new leadership role,” Beckley said. “The laboratory continues to grow, and this experience will serve me well as we guide our facilities and operations into a future that meets the needs of our research and support staff who are doing the important work necessary to transform our nation’s energy future.”