Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environment Science and Technology
Idaho National Lab
J.W. ‘Bill’ Rogers, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and
Environment Science and Technology,
Idaho National Laboratory
As Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environment Science & Technology at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Dr. Rogers oversees the basic research and applied engineering efforts of three major R&D Divisions: Energy Systems and Technologies, Science and Engineering, and Environmental and Natural Resource Management. The programs and initiatives associated with these divisions contribute significantly to INL’s multiprogram national laboratory status.
Prior to his INL experience, Dr. Rogers was the Chief Research Officer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) responsible for coordinating and integrating the basic and applied research programs. He also served as Director of the Department of Energy’s William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility, and as the Associate Laboratory Director for Fundamental Science.
Prior to his PNNL experience, Dr. Rogers served as Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington (UW), as well as Adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering.
Dr. Rogers was the Supervisor of the Ceramic Development Division at Sandia National Laboratories, performing basic and applied research, before joining the UW.
His career research interests span a wide range of surface related phenomena including investigations of the surface properties of energetic materials, the physical and chemical modification of surfaces for improved surface properties, low-temperature chemical vapor deposition of electronic materials, and investigations of fundamental properties of the solid/liquid interface.
He is a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Society for Biomaterials, and the American Vacuum Society.
Awards and honors include the H.R. Henze Teaching Excellence Award in Chemistry (1978-1979), an Exceptional Contribution Award for "Applications to Military Programs," at Sandia National Laboratories (1988), a Battelle Professorship (1991-1995), a NORCUS-DOE Faculty Fellowship (1992-1994), and an appointment as PNNL Affiliate Staff Scientist (1994-1999). He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (1998) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004).