Christopher Smith is Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy with responsibilities for office operations and managing the oversight of Fossil Energy's Research and Development program (encompassing coal, oil and natural gas) and the U.S. Petroleum Reserves.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
Dr. Julio Friedmann is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy, at the U.S. Department of Energy. His portfolio includes R&D and programs in Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Oil and Gas systems, international engagements in clean fossil energy, and inter-agency engagements within the US government.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management
David Mohler is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management within the Office of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, he is responsible for the DOE’s R&D program in advanced fossil energy systems, large demonstration projects, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), and clean coal technology deployment.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas
Dr. Paula Gant is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Gant administers domestic and international oil and gas programs, including policy analysis and liquefied natural gas import and export authorization. Dr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Petroleum Reserves
Mr. Robert Corbin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Petroleum Reserves in the DOE Office of Fossil Energy. Mr. Corbin is responsible for providing executive leadership and program direction in the management and operation of the Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, and Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserve.
As Director of NETL, Dr. Grace M. Bochenek manages a diverse $9 billion, 1,800-project NETL portfolio that seeks to create commercially viable solutions to energy and environmental challenges; oversees NETL partnerships with research universities and the private sector; and manages onsite research in computational and basic sciences, energy system dynamics, geological and environmental systems, and materials science.