Peter Davies is an earth scientist who has served in multiple executive leadership roles. Over the past 18 years at Sandia National Laboratories, he served in six Director positions including: Geoscience, Climate & Consequence Effects; Nuclear Energy & Fuel Cycle Programs; Homeland Security & Defense Systems; Laboratory Executive Staff Director; Nuclear Energy & Global Security Technologies; and Geoscience & Environment. In recent years, Davies catalyzed five strategic mission initiatives -- Arctic Science & Security; Water for Energy; US Energy Resilience to Cyber Failure and Attack; Safe and Secure Expansion of Global Nuclear Power; and Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle. He also served as Director of the Geoscience Research Foundation. From 2001 to 2006, Davies served as the founding Director for Sandia’s Water Initiative, managing a cross-laboratory research and technology development program focused on water-infrastructure security, real-time water monitoring, water treatment & desalination technology, and cooperative decision modeling. He also has extensive experience in Nuclear Waste Management.

Project Summary

Dr. Davies will serve as a technical resource and facilitator for the Polar Institute. From his recent role as Director of the Geoscience, Climate & Consequence Effects Center at Sandia National Laboratories, and lead for the Sandia Arctic Science and Security Initiative, he is intimately familiar with a broad range of Arctic research (Arctic scientific facilities; climate modeling; infrastructure risk and decision analysis) and will facilitate bringing Sandia's Arctic work and it's people to Wilson Initiative. He will also collaborate in working broader institutional relationships, Wilson workshops and other communications activities.