Keynote Speaker Dr. Martin Keller
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
became the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) director on November 30, 2015. NREL is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance). Martin also serves as the President of Alliance. Martin joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in July 2006. Martin served as the Founding Director of the DOE BioEnergy Science Center and also served as the Director of the Biosciences Division. Martin held a series of research management positions within Diversa Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company.. Martin received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Regensburg, Germany.