Robert P. GallagherExecutive Officer
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Mr. Gallagher has more than 35 years of experience in scientific research, research administration and laboratory management. With degrees from Rutgers University and Louisiana State University, he has successfully transitioned from active environmental research to management of research and education programs for The Academy of Natural Sciences and, more recently, the Smithsonian Institution. As Program Administrator for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, he has led the successful design and construction of new and renovated labs, as well as the adaptive reuse of existing real estate. His emphasis and philosophy in laboratory design includes a focus on environmental sustainability and organizational strategies that enhance scientific collaboration across research groups.
2:00 AM INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Ah, To Be Young Again: Impactful Retro-Fits for Aging Infrastructures
- Effective design strategies to capitalize on a lab’s existing infrastructure
- The ROI of investing in new systems for your retro-fit project, such as: how to utilize generic and flexible spaces, new security technologies, plumbing, electrical, and structural elements that would get your lab up-to-date and comparable with the offerings of a new build