Robin Hayes


Robin Hayes

Dr. Robin Hayes has worked with the DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers since September 2009, first as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, and then as a DOE Basic Energy Sciences program manager starting in August 2011. In addition, she coordinates the Office of Science Early Career Research Program for Basic Energy Sciences. Dr. Hayes received a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR and a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles in Physical Chemistry under Professor Emily Carter. While there, Dr. Hayes was a member of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on “Virtual Testing and Design of Materials: A Multiscale Approach,” where she worked on linking first principles methods with finite element and continuum models to understand crystalline materials failure.

Before embarking on her AAAS Fellowship, Dr. Hayes was a postdoctoral researcher at New York University working with Professor Mark Tuckerman on self-assembly at organic-inorganic interfaces, methane dehydrogenation on bi-metallic nanoparticle catalysts, and proton transport in perfluorosulfonic acid fuel cell membranes using first principles methods. Dr. Hayes has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed papers and made nearly 30 presentations, including 9 invited talks, and served as a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow.

Contact Information
Robin Hayes, PhD
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy
SC.22 Germantown Building
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-1290

Phone: (301) 903-9659
Fax: (301) 903-6594