Al Sattelberger

Alfred P. Sattelberger

Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs

Alfred P. Sattelberger is the Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs, Chief Research Officer, and Senior Intelligence Official at Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for managing the interactions of Argonne’s scientific programs with federal, state, and local stakeholders, including DOE and other sponsors, and for building relationships with other national laboratories, the university community, and international collaborators that enable new groundbreaking research and large-scale programs.

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, Interim ALD for Applied Sciences and Technology, and ALD for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis.

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 Department of Chemistry 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. He is a founding member and past-president of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

Sattelberger’s personal research interests span actinide coordination and organometallic chemistry, fundamental technetium chemistry, metal-metal bonding, and catalysis. He is the author or co-author of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds four U.S. patents. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and is a past-chair of the Chemistry Section of the AAAS and the Inorganic Chemistry Division of ACS. He chairs the Fuel Cycle Subcommittee of DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee and is the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Association's Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Applications (SAGNA). Sattelberger also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the chemistry departments at Northwestern University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.