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Biography 

Martha Krebs,
Executive Director
Energy and Environment Research Development
University of California at Davis

Dr. Martha Krebs is Executive Director for Energy and Environmental Research Development at the University of California at Davis. She is responsible for working with faculty and staff to leverage and expand the energy and environmental research programs at UC Davis through partnerships with Federal, State and private entities. She has served as Science Advisor for the California Energy Commission.

Prior to joining UC Davis, she was Deputy Director for R&D at the California Energy Commission and responsible for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program, which conducts research that seeks to improve the quality of life for California citizens by developing environmentally sound, reliable and affordable electricity and natural gas services and products.

In 2001, she was the founding Institute Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. From 1993 to 2000, Dr. Krebs served as Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, responsible for the $3.5 billion basic research program that underlay the Department’s energy, environmental and national security missions. From 1983-1993, she served as an Associate Director for Planning and Development at the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she was responsible for strategic planning for research and facilities, Laboratory technology transfer, and science education and outreach. From 1977-1983, she served on the House Committee on Science first as a Professional Staff Member and then as Subcommittee Staff Director.

She received her Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in Physics from the Catholic University of America.