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Chancellor of New Mexico State University/Director Emeritus of National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joins MRIGlobal Board of Directors

The MRIGlobal Board of Directors has elected Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., to join the Board of Directors.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Dan Arvizu to our Board of Directors,” said Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. “His energy industry background and R&D leadership are a valuable addition to our Board.”

Dr. Arvizu was appointed as the Chancellor of New Mexico State University in 2018.  Prior to that, he retired after serving for 10 years as the Director of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO and as the President of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

Dr. Arvizu was appointed by two successive U.S. presidents to serve six-year terms on the National Science Board, which governs the National Science Foundation and advises the president and Congress on science policy. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Before joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was a chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.  Previously, he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, leading organizations in energy technologies, material science, and technology commercialization. He started his career and spent four years at AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Arvizu earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.