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Moe Khaleel

Deputy for Projects

Dr. Moe Khaleel is the Deputy for Projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Most recently, he served as ORNL’s Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environmental Sciences. Before joining ORNL in fall 2015 to manage the Laboratory’s Office of Institutional Planning and its Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Dr. Khaleel was executive director of the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), where he led the establishment of the institute’s research infrastructure and programs in renewable energy, water conservation, and atmospheric sciences.

As Associate Laboratory Director, Dr. Khaleel was instrumental in establishing the Solid-State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) Hub, the Cyber Security Manufacturing Institute (CyManII), and the Grid Research Integration and Deployment Center (GRID-C).

Previously, during a 20-year career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Dr. Khaleel held several technical and senior managerial positions, including leadership of the Design and Manufacturing Technical Network; the Advanced Manufacturing Product Line; the Computational Mechanics and Material Behavior Group; and PNNL’s Hydrogen, Transportation, and Industrial programs. He directed PNNL’s Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division from 2003 to 2013, and he was elected a Laboratory Fellow in 2001. Dr. Khaleel also served as a co-founding director of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing at the University of Washington.

Dr. Khaleel received his doctorate in structural mechanics from Washington State University and an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Khaleel received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Siegen, Germany, in 2007, and an Award of Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium in 2000. He is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and he is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 250 refereed articles with h-index of 46 and holds three patents.