Randall Gentry, Ph.D.

Randall Gentry portrait imageRandall Gentry is Chief Research Officer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Gentry has more than 20 years experience in environmental science and engineering with a focus on water resources. He came to NETL after serving as Deputy Division Director of the Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Science Division.

Gentry has also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and was a tenured faculty member at the University of Tennessee for more than 9 years. During that time, he held senior leadership positions overseeing the technology transfer operation for the University with increasing levels of research leadership. Dr. Gentry’s led research teams during his career across the intersection of science and engineering with a goal of understanding and characterizing complex system interactions.

Dr. Gentry earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Memphis State University. Before joining Argonne National Laboratory, he was Director of Environmental Sciences Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has also served as the President and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and Director of the University’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.

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