Jeffrey L. Binder is the Associate Laboratory Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy and Global Security (EGS) Directorate, a team that applies unique expertise in science, engineering and information systems to deliver environmentally sound solutions to challenges in energy access and global security.
Dr. Binder joined Argonne from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was founding director of the Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI), an organization focused on building collaborations between academia, the federal research complex and the private sector in data science applications in medicine, accelerated materials development, advanced manufacturing and homeland security technology development.
He began his professional research career at Argonne in 1990, where he served as principal investigator before promotion to group leader, then manager of the Reactor Engineering Division. Dr. Binder joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2003, working his way up to Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2011.
Dr. Binder’s awards include ORNL R&D Director of the Year (2011), the Secretary of Energy’s Significant Achievement Award (2011) and the University of Illinois’ Distinguished Alumnus (2013).
Dr. Binder holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.