Vice President, Stanford University
President, Madia & Associates, LLC.
Dr. Madia has been a leader in research, development, and deployment of energy systems for nearly four decades.
He currently serves as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator
Laboratory at Stanford University. He is also President of Madia & Associates, LLC, an energy consulting firm
serving the needs of government, industry, and academia. Dr. Madia retired from Battelle in 2007 as Executive
Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions. During his 33-year career at Battelle, he developed acquisition
strategies and led proposal teams for seven successful national laboratory contract bids. As Executive Vice
President for Laboratory Operations his organization grew eight-fold, resulting in annual revenues of $4
billion and employing over 15,000 affiliated staff. During his career at Battelle, he held a variety of
leadership positions including Laboratory Director of both the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and
the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was Director of Battelle's Columbus Laboratories and President of
Battelle Technology International, a multi-national research organization with major laboratories in Frankfurt,
Germany and Geneva, Switzerland and offices worldwide.
Dr. Madia's nuclear energy experience spans the entire nuclear fuel cycle. He created and led the first
Nuclear Fuel Cycle analysis group at Battelle, managed Battelle's plutonium fuel fabrication laboratory and hot
cell complex, developed proliferation resistant reprocessing flow sheets, and taught coursework in Nuclear Fuel
Cycle technologies as an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University. He was a member of DOE's "Blue Ribbon
Panel" on the decontamination and decommissioning of the damaged Three Mile Island reactor and provided
technical support to the Chernobyl reactor stabilization and clean-up efforts. He led the national screening
of geologic formations as part of DOE's High Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Program that resulted in Congress'
selection of the Yucca Mountain site. At the request of Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, he led a review
of medical isotope applications for the Fast Flux Test Facility and was a member of the national Commission on
Science and Security in the 21st Century. Prior to joining Battelle, he worked for General Physics Corporation,
where he trained nuclear power plant operators. While serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Madia led the Reactor Operator
Qualification Phase of the Army's Nuclear Power program.
Dr. Madia's energy experience includes managing over $900 million per year of federally funded energy research
and development programs in such fields as power generation, energy transmission, environmental controls, and
improved end-use and energy conservation technologies. He and his associates commercialized numerous energy
technologies and created several dozen energy-based spin off companies, while serving on several energy-related
venture capital boards.
Dr. Madia currently serves on the Board of Directors for USEC, a publically traded uranium enrichment company,
where he chairs the Technology and Competition Committee; the Advisory Board for EnerTech Capital Partners.
He is a member of the President's Visiting Committee for Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute
Dr. Madia has received numerous awards and citations including the Secretary of Energy's Gold Award, DOE's
Distinguished Associate Award, and the Warren Medal from the U.S. Government. The Federal Laboratory Consortium
named him "Laboratory Director of the Year" and he is a Distinguished Alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his work in nuclear engineering and the Sigma Xi Research Award in
He has also served in leadership positions on numerous civic and community boards, including United Way, the
Business Roundtable, Franklin University Board of Trustees and the Franklin County (Ohio) Children's Services