Dr. Craig Blue
Dr. Craig Blue is the director of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Blue’s pioneering spirit brings a rich background as both a researcher and scientific leader. He has more than 21e years of experience in conducting research in materials and manufacturing technologies, has authored nearly 100 open literature publications, holds 15 U.S. patents, and has received multiple awards including 10 R&D 100 Awards.
Blue has served on numerous scientific and technical review panels, committees and convocations convened by the National Science Foundation, the Council on Competitiveness, Manufacturing USA and the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. He is a Battelle Distinguished Inventor, Fellow of ASM International, holds faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee, University of North Texas and the Colorado School of Mines.
In his most recent role, Blue served as the CEO of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, an Institute within the White House Manufacturing USA initiative comprising of a public-private partnership to increase domestic production capacity, grow manufacturing and create jobs across the U.S. composite industry.