Among the AERTC Advisory Board’s most high-profile members, Doon Gibbs leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a frequent Stony Brook University collaborator and particular friend to both the Advanced Energy Center and the Clean Energy Business Incubation Program, which share BNL’s focus on next-gen power.
Home to seven Nobel Prizes, BNL’s fundamental science stretches deep into the realms of innovation and commercialization, with entire divisions focused on cutting-edge energy and data sciences, nuclear and particle physics, biology, the environment and national security. The Upton-based laboratory also designs, builds and operates major user-friendly research facilities, benefitting scientists around the nation and the globe.
A member of the AERTC Advisory Board since 2013, Dr. Gibbs earned bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Utah and master’s and PhD degrees, both in physics, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He joined BNL in 1983 as an assistant physicist and has filled many key positions on the road to the top, including head of the Condensed Matter Physics division, associate director for basic energy sciences and deputy laboratory director for science and technology. He became laboratory director and president of Brookhaven Science Associates, the LLC that manages BNL for the Department of Energy, in 2013.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society, the oft-honored Dr. Gibbs currently serves as a member of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, the Long Island Association Board of Directors and the SUNY Research Council, among other crucial regional organizations.