Dr. Mark A. Williamson is the Division Director of the Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He leads Argonne’s nuclear chemical engineering team with research and development activities in used nuclear fuel recycling, fuel fabrication, and safeguards for next-generation nuclear energy systems. He also oversees radioisotope generation and separation systems for future application in the medical and industrial sectors.
Dr. Chang joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1974, and has served as director of Large Pool Plant Project, general manager of the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) Program, Associate Laboratory Director for Engineering Research, and Interim Laboratory Director. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, and a recipient of the Walker Cisler Medal of American Nuclear Society and the U.S. Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award. f
William Ebert has more than 32 years of experience in applied research at Argonne in projects addressing the design, testing, and performance modeling of engineered high-level radioactive waste forms and spent fuel in storage and disposal environments. He has developed test methods and degradation models for glass, glass/ceramic, metallic, and cermet waste forms and directly disposed oxide nuclear fuel.
Abdellatif Yacout is a principal nuclear engineer and manages the Fuel Development and Qualification group within Argonne’s Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies Division. His group leads work at Argonne on additive manufacturing (AM) for nuclear fuels and materials applications, which combines standard AM techniques with advanced deposition and infiltration techniques to form complex objects of different materials for both nuclear and non-nuclear applications.
Dr. Pereira is a Principal Chemical Engineer and Group Leader for the Process Simulations and Safeguards group in the Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He also serves as a Relationship Manager in DDNRND (NA-22) for Argonne’s National Security Programs. Dr. Pereira has been involved on a number of projects related to the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel and the nuclear fuel cycle.
Dr. Nicholas Condon is the Manager of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (ACL) in the Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies Division. The ACL provides a broad range of analytical chemistry support services, including organic, inorganic, and radiochemical analysis, to the scientific and engineering programs at Argonne National Laboratory.