Doug Ray is associate laboratory director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a recognized authority on the scientific and technical challenges required to decarbonize the global energy system and the environmental consequences of energy production and use on a global scale. Ray's current areas of focus include science for energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change and its impacts, emissions capture and storage, and high-performance computing for clean energy applications. This work involves investigating new carbon capture materials, new energy storage materials, and the potential role of biology in transforming the global energy system.
Ray obtained an AB from Kalamazoo College and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a contributing member of a variety of national and international organizations, including the Chemical Sciences Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, which is devoted to the health of the chemical sciences in the United States, and the International Energy Agency's Expert's Group on Science for Energy, which is devoted to enhancing international collaboration on science for energy.