National Security, Science and the DOE
Victor H. Reis has been invited to present “National Security, Science and the DOE: The role of the DOE FFRDC Laboratories” at a Director’s Special Colloquium on Monday, June 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Building 402 Auditorium.
Shuttle service will be provided beginning at 9:45 a.m. with stops at Buildings 201, 212, 202, 240, 222, 203, 208, 200, 205 and 362. Return trips following the talk.
In recent years national security has grown beyond improving the nation’s defense posture to include protecting national energy sources and ensuring the United States remains a scientific leader in the world.
Reis is currently engaged in an analysis of how the U.S. Department of Energy as a whole, and in particular the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), are supporting national security. Reis will describe this ongoing effort and look to the Argonne community for insights.
Reis earned a B.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1957 and an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University in 1958. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in 1962 from Princeton University.
Reis currently serves as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy, where he is working on national security and nuclear energy issues. He has authored numerous scientific and policy publications and received awards including two Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medals, the Department of Energy James R. Schlesinger Award and an honorary medal from the French Atomic Energy Commission.
To learn more about this Director’s Special Colloquium, visit the event website.