Berkeley Lab

Alison Hatt , User Program Director

Alison Hatt is the Director of the User Program at the Molecular Foundry and a former Foundry postdoc. Dr. Hatt received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As User Program Director, Dr. Hatt is responsible for overseeing the Molecular Foundry's scientific proposal process, including administration associated with User proposal submissions, peer reviews, and scheduling approved projects; working with scientific staff to reach out to and grow new diverse, engaged and productive User communities; liaising with User Executive Committee leadership; and supervising the User Program Office staff. Dr. Hatt also has a background in science writing and communication, and previously served as Public Affairs Specialist for the Materials Sciences Division, where she facilitated communication between MSD scientists, DOE, and the general public.