Eric D. Isaacs, Director, Argonne National Laboratory

Eric D. Isaacs

Director, Argonne National Laboratory

Physicist Eric D. Isaacs is the Director of Argonne National Laboratory, one of the nation’s largest science and engineering research centers. Under his leadership, Argonne’s researchers are 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. He also serves as President of UChicago Argonne, LLC, which manages the laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The University of Chicago has led Argonne’s operations since the Laboratory was formally chartered in 1946.