DOE and Its National Labs: Innovating our Nation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11 am (EST)

The Department of Energy’s roots go back to the Manhattan Project and the development of nuclear weapons. A major focus of DOE continues to be in maintaining an adequate nuclear deterrent for the nation but today the work includes so much more. Basic research is conducted leading to innovations that has changed our lives. Research and development of energy systems has led to a diverse energy portfolio to power the US. Environmental research has made our nation cleaner and safer.

Ever considered a career in the Department of Energy or at one of the DOE sites or laboratories? This presentation will help familiarize you with this complex and multi-disciplined organization and just might peak your interest as a career option!

Learning Outcome

The Department of Energy (DOE) is a diverse organization with an annual budget of over $30 billion. DOE sites and laboratories performs exciting work in numerous fields leading to innovations that have changed our nation and world.

This webinar will provide an overview of the organization of DOE with a focus on work being conducted at the US national laboratories. Personal experiences on unique work activities are also provided.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, Dr. Jim Marra will be covering the following areas:

  • Origin and transformation of the Department of Energy
  • Current organization and program offices
  • Overview of national laboratories – the crown jewels of the nation’s research and innovation enterprise
  • Research opportunities in DOE
  • Personal experiences on unique international collaborations
Instructor Biography

Dr. Jim Marra is the Executive Director of Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness – a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization that promotes the safe and effective use of nuclear technologies. Prior to this position, Dr. Marra worked over 25 years at the DOE Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, SC. He has extensive experience in the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle especially in the area of radioactive waste treatment with specific expertise in development and performance testing of waste forms for nuclear and hazardous waste stabilization. Recently, he has consulted on site cleanup after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster.

Dr. Marra is an ACerS Fellow, a former member of ACerS Board of Directors, and the 2014 recipient of the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division’s D.T. Rankin Award.       


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If you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Natividad.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) and ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN).