Former Directors

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Atomic Energy Commission Division of Research

DirectorDuration
James B. Fisk1947 – 1948
Kenneth S. Pitzer1948 – 1951
Thomas H. Johnson1951 – 1957
John H. Williams1958 – 1959
Paul W. McDaniel1959 – 1972
John M. Team*1973 – 1974

Energy Research and Development Administration

DirectorDuration
John M. Team*1975 – 1976
Robert L. Hirsch**1976 – 1977

Department of Energy Office of Energy Research

DirectorDuration
John M. Deutch1977 – 1979
Edward A. Frieman1980 – 1981
Alvin W. Trivelpiece1981 – 1987
Robert O. Hunter, Jr.1988 – 1989
William Happer, Jr.***1991 – 1993
Martha A. Krebs1993 – 1998

Department of Energy Office of Science

DirectorDuration
Martha A. Krebs1998 – 1999
Mildred S. Dresselhaus2000 – 2001
Raymond L. Orbach****2002 – 2009
William F. Brinkman2009 – 2013
Cherry Murray2015 – 2017

 

* John M. Team served as Assistant AEC General Manager, Physical Research and Laboratory Coordination and ERDA Assistant Administrator, Physical Research.

** Rober L. Hirsch served as ERDA Assistant Administrator, Solar, Geothermal, and Advanced Energy Systems.

*** William Happer, Jr. wore a dual hat as the President's Science and Technology Advisor.

**** Raymond L. Orbach wore a dual hat as the Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science from 2006 – 2009.