Peter Green
Chief Research Officer and Deputy Laboratory DIrector, NREL, Golden Colorado

Peter Green is the deputy laboratory director for science and technology and the chief research officer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He began his professional career at Sandia National Laboratories, where he spent just over a decade, before spending 20 years in academia. He was professor of chemical engineering and the BF Goodrich Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He later became professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Michigan. Green was the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Endowed Professor of Engineering, as well as professor of chemical engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and of applied physics. He is a former president of the Materials Research Society. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Association of Arts and Science, the American Ceramics Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Class of 2023. He earned BA and MA degrees in physics from Hunter College in 1981, and MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.