Berkeley Lab

Steven Spurgeon

Dr. Steven R. Spurgeon is a senior research scientist in the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he serves as thrust lead for the laboratory’s Chemical Dynamics Initiative. He also holds affiliate appointment as an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Washington. His research is focused on data-driven approaches to study the structure, properties, and behavior of nanoscale materials systems for energy, electronics, and quantum computing. Dr. Spurgeon is an expert in the characterization of functional materials using scanning transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and image simulations. He is at the forefront of developing advanced machine learning techniques to enable autonomous experimentation for materials discovery and design.