Marianne Walck, Ph.D. — NETL Director

Marianne Walck, Ph.D., manages the complete NETL complex, including delivery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission and national programs in carbon-based energy and program support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Electricity; and Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response. Walck leads NETL’s more than 1,300 employees and guides more than 1,000 R&D projects in 50 states with a total award value of $5 billion. As director, Walck fosters strategic relationships with utility and academic institutions, state and local governments, and important carbon management stakeholders. Prior to joining NETL, Walck served as deputy laboratory director for Science and Technology and chief research officer at Idaho National Laboratory. Her prior experience includes 33 years at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), concluding as vice president for SNL’s California laboratory and its Energy and Climate Program. She is a member of numerous societies and councils. Walck earned a doctorate and master’s in geophysics from California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in geology/physics from Hope College.