Sunaree Hamilton has managed international programs at the laboratory for over a decade. She provides leadership in managing, evaluating, reporting and advising the U.S. Department of State on the direction, results and effectiveness of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation (TC) programs. She also monitors expenditures for U.S. extra-budgetary contributions to the IAEA for services provided by U.S. Cost-Free Experts and ensures that funds are used in accordance with U.S. and IAEA guidelines.
Hamilton manages a team of ten Argonne employees responsible for administering fellowship programs, organizing international training courses and conducting outreach to increase the number of U.S. citizens in staff and management positions at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. In 2012 alone, her section placed over 140 foreign nationals from 40 developing countries in fellowship training programs at universities, hospitals, national laboratories, government agencies, and research centers throughout the nation. Also in 2012, training program staff operating under her direction organized IAEA courses on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy for nearly 200 participants from over 50 countries.
Prior to joining Argonne, Hamilton was a staff member of the IAEA’s Evaluation Section where she played a key role in the development of a project-monitoring tool for TC projects based on the Logical Framework Approach. She also has an extensive background in the analysis of energy systems and served as lecturer and course staff for IAEA training courses on energy and electricity planning, and developed advanced software tools for power systems analysis. She is author or co-author of over 20 publications.