Foundry Director Kristin Persson was invited to testify on May 4, 2021 before the House Science Space and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy as part of a hearing on “Climate and Energy Science Research at the Department of Energy”. She was joined by Fikile Brushette of MIT, Esther Tekeuchi of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Xubin Zeng of the University of Arizona, and Narashima Rao, of the Yale School of the Environment.
In her testimony, Kristin spoke to the importance of the DOE Office of Science’s Basic Energy Sciences Program and how its user facilities, other unique assets, and expertise are leveraged by hundreds of thousands of researchers from across the country and the world. They empower the nation’s inquiry into, and technology development in, energy storage, quantum information sciences, transformative new materials and chemicals, artificial photosynthesis, carbon capture at scale, and more.
She spoke about her involvement and leadership in the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), the Materials Project, and the Molecular Foundry.
Watch Director Persson’s testimony below: