Heather Quedenfeld

National Energy Technology Laboratory
Heather Quedenfeld is employed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and serves as the Deputy Director for the laboratory's Technology Development Center. In this capacity Ms. Quedenfeld is responsible for implementation of the Nation's $5.0B portfolio of active energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects in support of the Office of Fossil Energy and other Department of Energy programs. With an emphasis on maturing technology from "early concept development to market-ready", under her leadership, teams of federal project managers work collaboratively with partners in academia, industry, small businesses, non-profit organizations and national laboratories to deliver federally sponsored energy technological innovations to the nation.

Ms. Quedenfeld has 30 years of federal service. She has diverse experience at laboratory, having worked in all technology program-related areas. She has held senior level positions, including her current role as Deputy Director for the Technology Development Center, and previous positions as Associate Director for Advanced Coal and Carbon Management research, Acting Chief of Staff for the Laboratory Director, Acting Lead for the Office of Science and Technology Career Management.

Ms. Quedenfeld holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. She resides in the Washington, Pennsylvania area, just south of Pittsburgh, with her husband and three kids.