As director of technology deployment and outreach, Lomasney will help take PNNL’s research out of the lab and into the real world, commercializing the intellectual property developed by world-leading scientists and engineers at the $1.2 billion organization.
PNNL aims to help the U.S. tackle some of the most challenging issues related sustainable energy, national energy, and scientific discovery.
“It’s just awesome,” Lomasney said of PNNL and its innovation prowess. “Like, holy mackerel. How often in life do you get to have this kind of impact?”
In 2007 she founded Modumetal, a Seattle startup that developed an innovative metal manufacturing process as a way to offer better performance at a cheaper price than conventional steel. As CEO she helped form key early partnerships with corporate partners such as Chevron and BP.
Lomasney还创立了ISOTRON，该ISOTRON与政府机构合作开展了环境补救技术（Modumetal Spun of Isotron）。她还曾是波音公司的项目经理。
华盛顿大学受过培训的物理学家和长期企业家left Modumetal last yearafter she was terminated by the board following a 13-year run.
在大流行期间，她回到了大学，并完成了物理学硕士学位。Lomasney also spent some time consulting startups.
When the opportunity to join PNNL arose, she knew it was the right next step, particularly “as能量代表了对人类的生存威胁。”
“This is an organization that’s going to change the grid as we know it,”Lomasney said.
PNNL was created more than five decades ago in part to help the nation reduce oil dependency,Lomasney noted. And now its focus is on building the technology and materials that will power the next generation of energy amid紧迫全球对新解决方案的需求。
太平洋西北国家实验室成立于1965年,拥有超过5 000. It reported $1.24 billion in annual spending for the most recent financial year. Nearly 200 companies have PNNL roots. The organization is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
“迄今为止，克里斯蒂娜（Christina）的职业生涯将创新技术变成了蓬勃发展的新业务。我们想利用这一专业知识，并寻找创新的途径来带来我们的知识产权 - 几乎每个美国市场都跨越了我们的知识产权。- 对工业，” PNNL科学技术副总监Tony Peurrung在一份声明中说。
Lomasney also recently launched an innovation and industrialization workshop called JackWorks (previously known as LWorks) but is putting that project on hiatus for now.
Lomasney, who is still a shareholder in the company, told GeekWire last week that she wants to see Modumetal succeed. “I hope the company is wildly successful,” she said.