J. Patrick Looney

Assistant Laboratory Director for Policy and Strategic Planning

J. Patrick Looney oversees Brookhaven’s business plan, which develops the direction of its scientific programs, as well as the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, a competitive program for Brookhaven scientists in which Brookhaven Lab designates funding for highly innovative and exploratory research that fits into the mission of the Laboratory. Looney is also responsible for the Laboratory’s technology transfer functions, including collaborations with industry and work for others; and for increasing funding from sources other than DOE.

After earning a B.S. in physics from the University of Delaware in 1984, Looney went on to Penn State University, where he earned two more degrees in physics: an M.S. in 1986, and a Ph.D. in 1987. From 1987 to 2002, Looney held several research positions at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, eventually becoming a program analyst, responsible for developing policy and program plans for all aspects of NIST research. In March 2002, Looney became the Assistant Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering, in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he worked closely with other White House offices, including the Office of Management and Budget, to coordinate policy development and set budget priorities. Looney is a Fellow of the AVS American Science & Technology Society.


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