Eric D. Isaacs, former director, Argonne National Laboratory

Eric D. Isaacs

Former director, Argonne National Laboratory

Physicist Eric D. Isaacs was the director of Argonne National Laboratory from 2009 to 2014. Under his leadership, Argonne’s researchers focused on solving the grand scientific and engineering challenges of our time – particularly the vital national priority of developing game-changing sustainable energy technologies.

A Professor of Physics in the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, Dr. Isaacs began his career at Bell Laboratories, where he served as Director of the Materials Physics Research and Semiconductor Physics departments.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on a number of national scientific advisory committees, including the Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.

Dr. Isaacs is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers and presentations. Today he serves as the provost of the University of Chicago.