Media Advisory: Biennial Open House Preview and Technology Event Features Keynote by U.S. Under Secretary of Energy

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For Immediate Release

May 14, 2018

Members of the media and distinguished guests are invited to an exclusive preview of select Jefferson Lab Open House exhibits at event highlighting technology transfer.

What: In preparation for its biennial open house day, the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will hold an invitation-only preview event for its Discover Jefferson Lab: Exploring the Nature of Matter open house. The preview will provide early access to exhibits that highlight many of the laboratory’s key innovative technologies, as well as the lab’s commercial and industrial partners who are an integral part of the Hampton Roads innovation ecosystem.

Who: The keynote will be delivered by the Honorable Mark W. Menezes, DOE’s Under Secretary for Energy. Other notable dignitaries, including Jefferson Lab industrial and technology partners and members of the Hampton Roads innovation community, will also be in attendance.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Where: Technology and Engineering Development Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Credentials: Contact the Jefferson Lab Communications Office by noon on Wednesday, May 16, if you plan to attend any part of the event, or if your news agency would like to receive photos of the event.

Background: Jefferson Lab is one of 17 DOE National Labs. While its primary mission is basic research into the structure of matter, many of the specialized technologies developed in pursuit of that mission have applications in wide-ranging areas, such as medical imaging, nanomaterials and energy. Jefferson Lab inventors hold 150 patents and have licensed technologies for commercialization to eight companies.

Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes serves as the DOE’s principal advisor on energy policy and on a wide array of existing and emerging energy technologies. Menezes is responsible for driving transformative energy policy and technology solutions through coordinated planning, management and performance of the DOE’s energy programs.

Contact: Lauren Hansen, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7689,


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