On March 8, Fermilab hosted Department of Energy Undersecretary for Energy Mark Menezes, the department’s principal advisor on energy policy and emerging energy technologies. He is also responsible for the coordinated management of DOE energy programs. Menezes previously served as an executive with Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, and Chief Counsel on Energy and Environment for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
During his visit, Menezes met with the Fermilab management team, members of the DOE Fermi Site Office, and about 20 scientists, among them seven recipients of DOE Early Career Research Awards. Discussion delved into Fermilab’s mission and projects, including international science endeavors such as the Fermilab-hosted LBNF/DUNE project and CERN-hosted Large Hadron Collider, the technology that powers energetic particle beams, and partnerships with industry and other agencies.