Senior Technical Advisor
Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs
SC-2/Germantown Building, Room H-203
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Primary work location: Germantown, MD
Linda G. Blevins joined the Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs as Senior Technical Advisor in November 2007. Her responsibilities include providing advice on many aspects of science program management. Her efforts contribute to the normalization of management practices across the science programs, including the use of advisory committees and committees of visitors, the execution of peer review for research and facilities, the use of electronic tools for program management, and the development and execution of staffing plans. She manages the Office of Science Early Career Research Program and various other cross-cutting activities, and she assists with coordination of international activities in the science programs. She represents DOE on the Research Business Models subcommittee of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council, and she served on the Scientific Integrity Task Force organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2009. She previously served as an advisor to the director of the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences (2006-2007); as a program manager at the National Science Foundation (2004-2006); as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories (2000-2004); and as a staff researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1996-2000). She received a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1996, a M.S. from Virginia Tech in 1992, and a B.S. summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1989. All of her degrees are in mechanical engineering. Her research in combustion science has led to more than 20 archival papers and more than 70 reports and conference papers. She testified before a Congressional subcommittee in 2008 on the topic of gender equity in science and engineering. Blevins has served on the Executive Board of the California Biomass Collaborative, the Executive Committee of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, the University of Alabama College of Engineering Leadership Board, and the University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board. She is a University of Alabama College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Fellow, a Purdue University Outstanding Mechanical Engineer, and a University of Alabama Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Fellow. She was a contributor to the book, Giving Much/Gaining More: Mentoring for Success, written by Emily M. Wadsworth and published by Purdue University Press in 2002. As a graduate student at Purdue, she was a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Clare Boothe Luce Fellow, and a Link Foundation Energy Fellow.