Reinhold Mann, Ph.D.

Associate Laboratory Director, Environmental and Life Sciences
Brookhaven National Laboratory


As Associate Laboratory Director for Environmental and Life Sciences, Dr. Mann is responsible for the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) R&D programs in biology, biotechnology, climate science, and related efforts. In addition, he has responsibility for high-performance computing and computational science at the Laboratory. His work includes the development of the vision and strategy for these programs, ensuring that these programs are executed with distinction, and securing the resources to execute these efforts successfully. Before joining BNL in July 2010, Dr. Mann was the Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He had moved to that position in November 2008 after leading the Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate and Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through a five-year period of transformational change with respect to research programs, infrastructure and capability renewal. Dr. Mann’s research has been at the intersection of the physical and computational sciences with the life and environmental sciences. He has been leading and developing multi-disciplinary R&D teams and programs since 1986. Most recently, Dr. Mann served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Science Center in 2007 and 2008, and has been a Senior Consultant to the Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from November 2008 through June 2010. Dr. Mann has been a member of the Board of Directors for the NASA National Space Biomedical Research Institute since March 2011. Dr. Mann obtained a doctorate in Physics and a diploma (MS equivalent) in Mathematics from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Fellow in 1981 and 1982 at ORNL. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19