George Roe

George Roe (Interim Director) joined the Department of Energy’s Arctic Energy Office on loan from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has been  a member of the research faculty since 2013, affiliated with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power.  His work at ACEP has focused on development, adaptation and integration of energy system (electrical and thermal) technologies, working in conjunction with industry, utilities, federal agencies and communities. Applications for integration of advanced nuclear reactors in Alaska’s microgrid infrastructure, and arctic workforce development initiatives have been areas of recent emphasis.  George was part of the leadership team responsible for planning and implementation of the DOE Alaska National Lab Day (Fairbanks, May 2018), and the more recent Arctic Lab Partnerships consortium of arctic-facing researchers from DOE national labs and the University of Alaska.  He holds joint appointments at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Prior to joining UAF in 2013, George served in various engineering and management roles at Boeing for 35 years in research and development of aerospace-related energy subsystem technologies.  System applications included unmanned airborne and underwater vehicles, commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft and launch systems, and life support / crew protection.  George holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

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