Peter “Pete” Heine is Director of the Center for Strategic Security in Argonne National Laboratory’s Global Security Sciences Division.
Pete received his BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Pete has worked on strengthening measures to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) since joining Argonne 25 years ago. His personal focus is on effective control of trade in materials and equipment related to the development or production of WMD. He has worked to advance targeting strategies for identifying high-risk shipments and developed and conducted export control training programs for the outreach programs of the U.S. Department of Energy and the World Customs Organization. He has also worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency to promote the use of export and import information in international safeguards.
He started his professional career serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear propulsion program. Pete also worked for a management consulting firm specializing in the strategic application of technology.