Peter Christensen, PhD

Deputy Director for Licensing
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Peter Christiensen, PhD, is the deputy director for licensing in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s technology commercialization group, which is part of PNNL’s Technology Deployment and Outreach department. This group is responsible for the identification, protection and management of intellectual property created at PNNL, and it is responsible for the licensing and deployment of these technologies. 

Prior to joining PNNL, Peter worked as a patent attorney and as the vice president of engineering and intellectual property for a leading PEM fuel cell developer. He has also worked for an energy consulting company where he helped large industrial users prepare for and take advantage of the increasingly complex and changing electrical power markets.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a juris doctor from the University of New Hampshire, School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, New Hampshire.