Director for Programs and Partnerships
Dr. Claudette Rosado-Reyes serves as the Director for Programs and Partnerships at URA.
She has a passion for supporting national laboratories and improving their accessibility to all users, universities, and member institutions. She has over 15+ years of experience working with a variety of federal agencies, universities, private sector entities, and international officials to perform and manage scientific research. In addition, Dr. Rosado-Reyes has been a visionary in the U.S. scientific community by coordinating and evaluating policies and initiatives related to national R&D priorities and research infrastructures as well as U.S. science and technology cooperation.
Prior to joining URA, Claudette led and managed the development, expansion, promotion, and evaluation of federally funded programs at the MSI STEM R&D Consortium (MSRDC). She also served as a subject matter expert to enhance the technical and analytical capabilities; advance the research development mission of MSRDC; and refine the vision of MSRDC. In her role, she developed the Science and Technology Research Partnership (STRP) Program Initiative: a pilot program that brings research relevant to the nation’s goals, federal sponsor’s mission, and minority-serving institutions that promote innovation, increase diversity, and depth in the sponsor’s R&D community.
Dr. Rosado-Reyes is a former Securing America Future Energy (SAFE) Energy Security Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. At SAFE she served as an advisor to enhance U.S. energy and economic security by advancing transformative global transportation and electrification technologies. During her tenure as an AAAS Fellow, she served as a senior advisor to the senior S&T staff supporting the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Science (SC) portfolio of national and international energy cooperation programs.
There, she provided technical expertise and leadership to design and develop strategies across a broad range of topics related to global science programs and research infrastructures. As part of these efforts, she built interagency partnerships by coordinating with foreign government officials, U.S. Government agencies and offices, and international science-related organizations.
She also performed program management and procurement activities, applied Federal regulations and organizational policies, and negotiated written instruments to implement SC programs and facilitate strategic cooperation.
For the majority of her scientific career, Dr. Rosado-Reyes worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a Research Chemist and Project Manager. At NIST, she led projects and teams as well as activities for developing, planning, and executing program scope, strategies, schedules, and associated budgets to advance the predictive design of energy technologies and real fuels. Throughout her career, Dr. Rosado has gained expertise in applying scientific theories with engineering principles and methodologies to a range of technical challenges.
Dr. Rosado-Reyes began her service in the federal government as a National Academies and National Research Council Post-Doctoral Associate. She holds a Ph.D. in Analytical and Physical Chemistry from Purdue University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.