Chanette Armstrong, a registered patent attorney, has joined the Energy Department as director of DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions.
DOE said Monday Armstrong will coordinate technology transition efforts across department-backed national laboratories, research facilities and program offices, as well as oversee the Energy Investor Center and Technology Commercialization Fund.
She will also advise Energy Secretary Rick Perry on technology transfer and commercialization matters.
OTT was formed in 2015 to help drive the commercial impact of DOE’s research and development projects aimed to advance U.S. energy, national security and economic goals.
Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.B.A. from Long Island University and a juris doctorate from the State University of New Jersey-Rutgers.