Thomas J. King

Thomas J. King, Jr.
Energy Efficiency and Electricity Technologies Program

Thomas J. (Tom) King the Director of the Energy Efficiency and Electricity Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. He is responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing ORNL's research and development portfolio of projects conducted for the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The diverse R&D portfolio includes the Renewable Energy portfolio - Solar, Wind and Hydropower, Biomass and Geothermal; Building Technologies; Federal Energy Management; and Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs; Distributed Energy Systems Integration; High-Temperature Superconductivity for Electric Power Systems; Transmission Reliability; Electricity Storage and Power Electronics, and Electric Grid Modeling and Visualization.

Tom joined the ORNL Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Office in September 2006. Prior to that, he worked in ORNL’s Office of Strategic Planning. He recently served as a contributor on the Laboratory Working Group that assessed the Science and Technology portfolio of the DOE.

Prior to joining ORNL, Tom was employed at Progress Energy where he held various management positions in the fossil generation area. He also was a program manager at DOE working in areas of distributed energy and industrial technologies. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and an M.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also received a business degree from the University of Tennessee.