DOE names Dr. Michael Goff as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

Dr. Michael Goff

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) appointed Dr. Michael Goff as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). Previously, Dr. Goff was a senior advisor to the office and held various management and research positions at DOE, the national laboratories, and the White House.


Selection for the position

DOE selected him through a nationally competitive search. He will help manage the NE’s $1.8 billion research and development portfolio to support the nation’s transition to a 100% clean energy economy by 2050 for the benefit of all Americans.

Dr. Kathryn Huff, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Energy, commented, “Dr. Goff is a seasoned professional who has distinguished himself as a leader in nuclear science and energy both domestically and internationally. It has been a pleasure to work with Mike as a senior advisor. I have come to rely immensely on his knowledge and judgment, and I feel fortunate that we can lead this office together.”


Professional experience

Dr. Michael Goff has more than 30 years of professional experience at national laboratories and throughout the federal administration. He served three separate terms as a senior advisor to the NE. He previously served as deputy director for nuclear energy and senior policy advisor in the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Throughout his career, Dr. Goff held various research and management positions at Idaho and Argonne National Laboratories. He has authored more than 70 publications on the nuclear fuel cycle, including separation technology, high-level waste development, and safeguards.

Dr. Goff stated, “I am honored to have been chosen for this position. Because of the strong support for nuclear energy, now is an exciting time to join the outstanding NE team. As we expand this clean energy source.”

Dr. Goff holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Georgia Tech.


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