Dr. James (Jim) Rustad

Dr. James (Jim) Rustad

Program Manager

Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-32.1/Germantown Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290

Phone: (301) 903-1717
Fax: (301) 903-0271


Dr. Rustad serves as program manager for the Geosciences program. Prior to joining DOE in 2015, Dr. Rustad worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Research/Staff /Chief Scientist (1992-2003); at the University of California, Davis as Associate/Full Professor of Geology (2003-2010); and at Corning Incorporated as a Research Associate (2010-2015). During his career at the DOE Laboratories, academia, and industry, his research focused on earth materials, interfacial geochemistry, mineral physics, resource scarcity, and earth-abundant energy materials. He is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served on multiple advisory committees and review panels for industry and government research organizations. He has been a visiting scientist at Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe, and served on the editorial board for Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Minnesota
B.A., Geology, Macalester College