Dr. R. Adam Kinney

Dr. R. Adam Kinney
Technical Coordinator

Dr. Kinney provides subject matter expertise, technical leadership, management, and guidance to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program including identifying opportunities for coordination and collaboration among the NITRD Agencies. He currently helps coordinate activities for the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS), and Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality (SPSQ) Interagency Working Groups (IWG), and supports the NCO in the writing and editing of technical reports and planning documents (e.g. Federal strategic plans, workshop reports, and the annual supplement to the President’s Budget).

Prior to joining the NCO in August 2017, Dr. Kinney worked in the Office of the Director at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, first as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and subsequently as a Special Advisor to the Director. In addition to providing day to day support to the Director, Dr. Kinney was responsible for several projects in the Office of Science, including leading development of the Office of Science’s contribution to the 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review, coordinating development of several web-based resources of Federally-sponsored STEM education programs, and updating the Department of Energy’s policy on scientific integrity.

Dr. Kinney spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), a user facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he developed magnetic resonance techniques for the study of reaction mechanisms in transition metal oxide solar fuels catalysts. He received his Ph.D. in physical inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University in 2011, and a B.A. in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 2005.