George Guthrie (PhD) is deputy program director of the applied energy programs at Los Alamos. He also leads the DOE initiative I-WEST, which is looking at pathways for equitable energy transition in the Intermountain West. He is scientist with over 30 years of experience in geosciences and applied-energy applications. His technical background spans subsurface applications to materials for a variety of energy-related topics, including CO2 sequestration (capture, storage, and utilization), unconventional reservoirs (shale gas and geothermal), rad-waste disposal, energy–water, and health effects of inhaled mineral dusts. After 19 years at Los Alamos, he joined the U.S. Dept. of Energy (at the National Energy Technology Laboratory) for 6 years. He’s been back at Los Alamos since 2014, where his work includes overseeing an R&D portfolio that exploits core Los Alamos capabilities to enable clean energy solutions.