Dr. Robert Marlay is the Wind Energy Technologies Office Director in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) agency. Over the course of his public service career, Dr. Marlay has held numerous leadership positions in DOE and with the U.S. Navy. He has worked in national security, science, energy research, technology development, and policy and international affairs.
Before coming to EERE, he was the Director of DOE’s Office of International Science and Technology Cooperation from 2010 to 2018, working with more than 40 countries. He also served as the founding Director of the U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center, a collaborative platform for joint research for the benefit of both countries. Three previous times, Dr. Marlay has worked in various leadership capacities at EERE. He started his Federal service as a GS-3, Engineering Aid, at the Weapons Systems Division in the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland.
He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from MIT and B.S. degree in engineering from Duke University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a recipient of DOE’s Distinguished Career Service Award; and an Ambassador in DOE’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment initiative designed to attract, retain and advance the careers of professional women in the field.