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Matthew Howard
Matthew Howard
Chief Communications Officer

Matthew Howard is Argonne’s Chief Communications Officer and director of the Communications and Public Affairs division. Contact him at

Christopher J. Kramer

Christopher J. Kramer is the manager of media relations and external affairs for Argonne. Contact him at 630-252-5580 or

Louise Lerner

Louise Lerner is the lab science writer and editor of Argonne Now, the lab's semiannual science magazine, and handles external website communications. Contact her at or (630) 252-5526.

Justin H.S. Breaux

Justin Breaux is a science writer and digital communications specialist in Argonne's Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division.

Brian Grabowski

Brian Grabowski is a public information officer who covers computing, the environment and life sciences. Contact him at (630) 252-1232 or

Lynn Tefft Hoff

Lynn Tefft Hoff is a public information officer who covers the office of the Argonne director and Argonne operational divisions, including environment, safety, and quality assurance. Contact her at (630) 252-1750 or

Jared Sagoff

Jared Sagoff is a public information officer who covers physical science research, including physics, chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. Contact him at (630) 252-5549 or

Ben Schiltz

Ben Schiltz is the public information officer for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. Contact him at (630) 252-5640 or

Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell is a communications specialist for tech transfer and regional outreach. Contact him at 630-252-5573 or

Tona Kunz

Tona Kunz is a public information officer who covers Chain Reaction Innovations and other tech transfer programs. Contact her at or (630) 252-5560.

Joan Koka

Joan Koka is a science writer at Argonne. Contact her at (630) 252-3860 or

Karen Mellen

Karen Mellen is a public information officer who covers the Advanced Photon Source. Contact her at (630) 252-5325 or