Education Background

Ph.D., December 2009

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Major: Chemistry

GPA: 3.89 out of 4.0

B.S., May 2005

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Major: Chemistry (Minor Spanish)

GPA: 3.73 out of 4.0, cum laude

Kelly Perry, Ph. D. has over ten years of experience in strategic planning and research and development, including program management at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), strategic planning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Senate science/energy policy adviser, fuel cell principle investigator for DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at ORNL, and contributor to the commercialization of a gas purification technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • Building an advanced computing community for Beyond Moore's Law technology and advancing testbeds and detectors under a DOE Field Work Proposal for the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program

  • Served as a detailee program manager at DOE in condensed matter physics and Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) that spans all of DOE

  • Served on the leadership committee for the DOE Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program workshop on Basic Research Needs for Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology

  • Initiated a multi-million dollar research program in materials research to support beyond exascale computing at ORNL in support of the Office of Science

  • Lead staffer on exascale computing and America COMPETES reauthorization for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water

  • Conducted research on proton exchange membranes for fuel cells for 7 years with the support of basic and applied programs at DOE

  • Active in social justice through cultural diversity and women’s advocacy work since 2000

  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and received ally and community service of the year awards