Jose Zayas is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office. In this role, Mr. Zayas manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind energy technologies, which can play a significant role in America’s clean energy future. In working with DOE’s national laboratories, academia, and industry, the technology office funds research, development, and deployment of wind energy systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups.
Prior to his arrival at DOE, Mr. Zayas 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 ten years of his career supporting the National mission of the labs wind energy portfolio as a senior member of the technical staff. After transitioning to program manager in 2006, Mr. Zayas engaged and supported a variety of national initiatives to promote the expansion of clean energy technologies for the nation.
Mr. Zayas 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.