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Meet Tomás Díaz de la Rubia

Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Federal Energy and Resources

Tomás is a Director in the Federal Energy and Resources practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He helps Deloitte’s federal and commercial energy clients in their efforts to identify long term technology and transformation opportunities.

Previously, he was the Deputy Director for Science & Technology (DDST) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNL is one of the Department of Energy’s 17 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers with $1.6B in annual research and development expenditures, and one of the three national security labs of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Tomás joined the Laboratory as a postdoc in 1989, and from 2002 held a variety of senior management positions. In his most recent role as DDST, Tomás’ major responsibility was to foster innovation, create new partnerships with federal and non-federal sponsors, and steward the continued long-term health of science, technology and engineering at the laboratory.

A technology innovator, experienced in science strategy and policy, Tomás has led the launch of major initiatives in areas related to energy, nanotechnology, materials, supercomputing, and the life sciences. He has served as co-chair of the Council on Competitiveness’ High Performance Computing Advisory Board and as a member of the Council’s initiatives on Energy Security, Innovation, and Sustainability; Manufacturing; and Technology Leadership and Strategy. In addition, Tomás has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles focused on the application of high-performance computing to materials properties in extreme environments, and for energy and microelectronics applications, and has co-edited several books and conference proceedings.

Tomás was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2002 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society between 2002 and 2005, he was the vice chair (chair-elect) of the Division of Computational Physics of the APS in 2008. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, and a Ph.D. in physics from The State University of New York, Albany.

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