Gene Whitney

Former Energy Research Manager, Congressional Research Service

Former Assistant Director for Environment, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Speaking At:
Climate Change Energy Outlook: Near and Far Solutions (Moderator)
18 June 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147A
Topic: Climate Change

Gene Whitney recently retired as Energy Research Manager for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  Previously, he was assistant director for Environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). His work at OSTP focused on the science and technology policy aspects of earth sciences, natural hazards and disasters, energy, water, land remote sensing, environment, and natural resources. Prior to OSTP, Dr. Whitney was chief scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Team. He received a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was awarded a senior postdoctoral fellowship at Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris. His international experience includes working with the governments of China, Russia, Pakistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, and Japan on energy and mineral resource issues. He has served on an NRC study committee examining disaster resilience. Dr. Whitney received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Illinois.