David Judi

Director of the Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD), Energy and Environment Directorate (EED)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. David Judi is the Director of the Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) in the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). In this role, Dr. Judi leads more than 300 staff who focus on developing scientific basis and understanding of Earth system processes and the development of technologies and engineering solutions to enable energy sustainability, resilience, and security.

Dr. Judi previously was the group leader for Earth System Predictability and Resiliency, interim director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, group leader of the Hydrology Group, and a senior research engineer in EED and the National Security Directorate (NSD). Dr. Judi has been responsible for strategies to improve capabilities in the broad area of characterizing energy-environment interactions. This includes approaches to identify and evaluate portfolios of decarbonization that meet clean energy, resilience, and equity goals. Dr. Judi’s technical area of expertise is in extreme event modeling and impacts to infrastructure systems, with particular focus on climate change and changes in flood risk and resilience.

Prior to joining PNNL in 2015, Dr. Judi worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a research engineer within the area of energy infrastructure analysis. Dr. Judi received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah.