Manager, Solar and Wind Energy Technologies Programs
Dr. Dominic F. Lee is manager of the Solar and Wind Energy Technologies Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He previously managed several ORNL programs including Superconductivity, Advanced Cables and Conductors, and Power Electronics sponsored by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Dr. Lee has broad expertise in a range of functional materials, their manufacturing and use in advanced energy components and systems.
Dr. Lee joined ORNI in 1994 as a post doctoral fellow and became a staff member in 1997. Before moving into program management in 2006, he was performing strategic and technology driven research and development in high temperature superconductivity and has worked on a wide range of superconducting materials and wires.
He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston Center for Superconductivity, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Lee is active in professional societies and has organized and supported many symposia and workshops. He has served as reviewer for U.S. and international grant proposals and for professional journals. Dr. Lee jointly holds 10 U.S. patents, and has published more than 180 articles in open literature, including five reference hook chapters and review articles. His work has received much recognition, including four R&D 100 Awards, a U.S. DOE Energy 100 Award, one national and three regional Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer, and a Council for Chemical Research Collaboration Success Award.