Type: Career


Identifying the skills necessary to achieve success in a desired field can be challenging for early career scientists. Join us in this webinar as our panel members provide perspectives from their career paths in government, academia, national laboratories, and industry. This Zoom webinar is free and open to the public.


Dr. Dawn Adin is a Program manager for the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Genomic Science Program, which supports systems biology research aimed at identifying foundational principles driving biological systems of plants, microbes, and multi-species communities relevant to DOE missions in energy and the environment.

Prof. Paul Dauenhauer is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota where his lab studies the catalysis and reaction engineering challenges associated with producing fuels and chemicals from renewable and carbonaceous feedstocks. He is the director of the DOE EFRC, Center for Programmable Energy Catalysis, as well as the co-founder of multiple start-ups.

Dr. Erik Draeger is the group leader of the Scientific Computing Group in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Deputy Director for Application Development for the DOE Exascale Computing Project. He develops scientific applications to achieve maximum scalability and time to solution on next-generation architectures.

Dr. David Moore is the Executive Manager for the Carbon Capture Technology team at GE Research. He has held multiple roles at GE research, including the Technology Manager of the Material Physics and Chemistry group and the laboratory manager of the Membrane & Separations Laboratory.


  • Saumil Chheda, CD4DC (chair)
  • Kyle Bushick, EPW
  • Paul Chery, HEISs
  • Jingshan Du, CSSAS
  • Jessica Lamb, iCOUP
  • An Ta, CHWM