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Lindsay Steele

Lindsay Steele

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7268


Lindsay Steele joined PNNL's EP&E group in fall of 2009 as a Senior Research Scientist. After receiving his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics he worked in the private sector leading product and process design and development in mainstream manufacturing of Liquid Crystal, Light Emitting Diode, and Active Matrix displays along with Solid State Lighting technologies. Lindsay’s experience in product design, development, technology transfer and process development culminated in a Director level position at Everbrite LLC, a lighting and signage technology company in Milwaukee, WI.

Since joining PNNL, Lindsay has been leading a wide range of technical and research project work. He has provided technical leadership to the Solid State Lighting Advanced R&D program, DOE Energy Efficiency Standards and Test Procedures development program and led engineering tasks supporting a power quality effects study sponsored by a California utility. In addition, Lindsay has been co-leading PNNL’s work for DOE in assessing the impact of their R&D investments for multiple Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office programs (Advanced Manufacturing, Buildings, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, Biomass, Geothermal, Vehicles and Wind Technologies). This analysis and assessment work has focused on the technical feasibility, barriers to development and adoption of over 2000 technology, process, component and material R&D projects and has resulted in numerous DOE program office summary reports and technology articles over the past several years.

Research Interests

  • Process design, research and development
  • Technology measurement & validation, planning and testing, procedure development and reporting
  • Data analysis, modeling, visualization and data management.
  • Optics, Color Science and Lighting Technologies

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Kent State University
  • M.A., Physics, Kent State University
  • B.Sc., Applied Physics & Mathematics, University of Paisley, (Scotland, U.K.)

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas