Jud Virden

Associate Laboratory Director – Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Jud Virden is the Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA.

He leads 1,100 scientists, engineers, and staff who are delivering science and technology solutions for the nation’s complex energy and environmental challenges—including modernizing the power grid, advancing energy storage technologies, increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and lighting, developing biofuels, and resolving complex issues in nuclear science and environmental management.


Ph.D. and B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington

Area of Expertise

R&D, Public-Private Partnerships