ETEC Calendar

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Oct 1

Dr. Vanessa Chan, U.S. Department of Energy

October 1, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

This meeting is open for both in-person and virtual attendees who are ETEC members and their guests. No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.

Since ETEC meets in a University of Tennessee facility, we are required to follow UT protocol as well as recommendations made by the CDC. The University is requiring that masks be worn in all classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, and at any indoor event. 

Click here to register for the VIRTUAL meeting:


Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan
Chief Commercialization Officer
Director of the Office of Technology Transitions
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan is the Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy (DOE) and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). In this role she is responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research and production facilities across the country. This includes advocating and advancing clear pathways for the commercialization of innovative technologies, ensuring that the discoveries happening at DOE’s world-class facilities make their way out of the labs and into the commercial marketplace.

She is an innovator who has worked across a wide range of ecosystems, from academia to Fortune 1000 companies to startups. She has two decades of experience helping organizations grow at the interface of technology and business, across a diverse set of industries.

She is a former McKinsey & Company partner, experienced Venture Board Director for Vanguard and United Technology Corporation, and a former board member at multiple startups.

Dr. Chan comes to DOE on a leave of absence from her position as Undergraduate Chair of the Materials Science & Engineering department at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.S.E. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


October 1, 2021
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Event Category:


UT Outreach Center
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website


View Organizer Website