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Amy Halloran is director of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Grid Modernization Program at Sandia National Laboratories. The 300+ staff, students, and technologists in the program perform fundamental and applied R&D to create a safe, secure, and resilient energy future for the nation by developing an advanced electric grid with reliable resources and storage; enhancing the safety, security, safeguards, and economic viability of nuclear energy; and advancing the science and engineering of nuclear waste management. Previously, she led Sandia’s R&D program in wind, solar, and geothermal energy and waterpower to improve the reliability, reduce the cost, and decrease the regulatory burden of renewable energy. Ms. Halloran joined Sandia in 2011 as manager of the Geophysics and Atmospheric Science
Department, a team developing leading-edge technical solutions for customers in nuclear threat detection and oil and gas extraction, and she oversaw Sandia’s climate measurement work on the North Slope of Alaska. Prior to joining Sandia, she was a vice president at CH2M Hill in its environmental business line. She is a past president of the New Mexico Engineering Foundation and the Society of American Military Engineers’ Albuquerque Post and is the recipient of the New Mexico Technology Council’s Women in Technology Award (2019). Ms. Halloran is a registered professional engineer. She earned a BS in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.