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Susan S. Hubbard

Susan S. Hubbard

Deputy for Science and Technology

Dr. Susan Hubbard is the Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this role, she guides one of the nation’s most extensive portfolios of research and development, spanning computing and computational sciences, materials science, environmental and biological research, energy science and technology, isotope research and development, fission and fusion energy, neutron sciences, and national security sciences. In concert with the Deputy for Laboratory Operations, she supports the Laboratory Director in the planning, integration, and execution of Laboratory-level initiatives.

Hubbard has over twenty-five years of experience at national laboratories, including most recently in leadership roles at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She helped to develop a new field focused on using geophysical approaches to remotely quantify how hydrological, geochemical, and biological processes interact and influence water availability, water quality, and carbon cycling in terrestrial systems.

Hubbard is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geological Society of America; and the recipient of several professional society awards and lectureships. Prior to her roles at Berkeley Lab, Hubbard was a geologist at the US Geological Survey and a geophysicist in industry. Hubbard earned her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering at University of California, Berkeley; an M.S. in geophysics at Virginia Tech, and a B.S. in geology at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hubbard is ORNL’s chief research liaison with the University of Tennessee, other national laboratories, ORNL core universities, and other institutional partners.

For additional information about Hubbard, visit her ORNL staff profile.