Tomas Diaz de la Rubia
Director at Deloitte Consulting, LLP
About Tomas Diaz de la Rubia
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia is an accomplished physicist and business leader with diverse career experience in the field of energy technology. In 2013, he joined Deloitte Consulting, LLP, as director of the firm’s federal energy and resources practice. His responsibilities with the firm focus on helping both federal and commercial clients capitalize on new technologies in the energy sector.
Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting, he held the position of deputy director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2010 to 2012. From 2008 to 2010, he served the laboratory as chief research and development officer, principal deputy, and principal associate director (PAD) for science and technology.
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia holds a bachelor of science and a PhD in physics from the State University of New York at Albany. Highly active in his field, he is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the elected vice chair and chair elect of the Computational Physics Division of the American Physical Society. Additionally, he has been awarded two patents and has published widely in prominent academic journals, including Nature, Applied Physics Letter, Physical Review B, and Physical Review Letters.
The Council on Competitiveness Promotes Tech-Based Innovation
Tomás Díaz de la Rubia has been a Director in the Energy and Resources practice at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, since March 2013. Outside of his activities at Deloitte, Tomás Díaz de la Rubia maintains membership in the Council on Competitiveness, a nonprofit group working to advance America’s economic growth through various initiatives that bring together business, government, and academic leaders.
One of the Council’s major initiatives in the area of technology is its Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative (TLSI). Now in its fifth year, the TLSI seeks to increase investment in programs and other resources that develop the talent and infrastructure needed to spur tech-based innovation in the United States.
Technological research is another major focus of the TLSI, and initiative leaders are currently working to build more productive research partnerships in the United States. Ultimately, the TLSI aims to foster technological innovation and promote its ability to create new jobs, increase economic growth, and solve complicated problems.