ORG ESnet (DOE Office of Science - Energy Sciences Network) Title ESnet Program Manager and Acting Facilities Division Director BIO Dr. Benjamin L. Brown is the program manager for ESnet, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility that provides high-performance networking resources to enable scientific research across DOE. Ben is currently detailed to serve as the Acting Facilities Division Director in the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, which supports three major high performance computing user facilities in addition to ESnet. Ben is also the program manager for two leadership development programs: the Project Leadership Institute and the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program. Prior to joining the Office of Science in 2008, Ben worked on energy and climate policy as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate. Ben is an experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physicist who received his Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester and his A.B. in physics from Harvard University. Ben's postdoctoral and doctoral research focused on coherent optical control of ultracold atomic systems.