Al Sattelberger

Alfred P. Sattelberger

Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs

Alfred P. Sattelberger is the Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs at Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for the management and integration of the laboratory’s science and technology portfolio, strategic planning, and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.

Sattelberger has been at Argonne since 2006 and has served as the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical, Biological and Computing Sciences, ALD for Physical Sciences, ALD for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis, and Interim ALD for Applied Sciences and Technology.

Sattelberger obtained a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Indiana University and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Argonne, he was a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at the University of Michigan and a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. At Los Alamos, he held several scientific management positions and was named a Senior Laboratory Fellow in 2005. His personal research interests span actinide coordination and organometallic chemistry, fundamental technetium chemistry, metal-metal bonding and catalysis. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the chair of the Chemistry Section of the AAAS,  a past chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of ACS, a member of DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC), and chair of the Fuel Cycle Subcommittee of NEAC. He holds faculty appointments at Northwestern University and the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also lectures occasionally at the University of Chicago.