Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Jose Zayas is the Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, he manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies, which can play a significant role in America's clean energy future. In working with DOE's national laboratories, academia, and industry, the program funds research, development, and deployment of wind and water power systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups.
Prior to his arrival at DOE, he was the senior manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies group at Sandia National Laboratories, where his responsibilities included establishing strategy and priorities, defining technical and programmatic roles, business development, and performing management assurance for the renewable energy-related activities of the laboratory. After joining Sandia in 1996, he spent the first 10 years of his career supporting the national mission of the lab's wind energy portfolio as a senior member of the technical staff. After transitioning to director in 2006, he engaged and supported a variety of national initiatives to promote the expansion of clean energy technologies for the nation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.