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Pitches From Postdocs

A science showcase that featured breakthrough technology

& its potential impact

About The Event

Flow sensors to improve beer production, nanocaged enzymes to peel apart plastics, and radiation monitoring and mapping to assist decontamination of nuclear plants... this event featured the scientists behind these technologies!


The University of California and Los Alamos National Lab teamed up for a Postdoc Entrepreneur Fellowship program. The program supports early-career scientists as they explore applications and evaluate market opportunities for their technologies.


The 90-minute free virtual event was open to the public and featured pitches from each scientist, an interactive Q&A session, and a networking opportunity. You can rewatch the event here.

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Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Kevin C. Greenaugh

Assistant Deputy Administrator
Strategic Partnership Programs

Dr. Greenaugh, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Strategic Partnership Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  Most recently, he served as the Senior Advisor for Policy to the Administrator of NNSA.  

Dr. Greenaugh manages close to 2 billion dollars in Strategic Partnership Projects, which are critical at the NNSA sites in enabling nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation and counter-terrorism programs in addition to enabling broader National Security missions. He is the Executive Secretary of the Mission Executive Council comprised of Under-Secretaries of four major agencies.


He has over 35 years of experience working in the nuclear enterprise. Formerly, he worked at MITRE Corporation, where he was one of the primary consultants to the Department of Energy regarding energy and fuel cycle facilities. Prior to MITRE, Dr. Greenaugh worked as a fire researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a fuel cycle expert at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  In addition, Dr. Greenaugh worked for eight years as a scientist and engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he published numerous technical reports on his research activities pertaining to Uranium Science, Nuclear Energy and Non-proliferation.

Dr. Greenaugh has been an adjunct professor at Howard University for over twenty-five years, where he teaches energy and fuel cycle courses of the School of Engineering.  He has published and presented numerous technical papers and received national awards, including, Distinguished Alumni from Mercer University,  Black Engineer of the Year, and a Centennial Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He has received municipal commendations from U.S. cities and is a member of technical organizations, including Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and he is the former National President of the National Technical Association.

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