Argonne National Laboratory

Sunaree Hamilton

Senior Program Leader and Manager of International Programs Section
- Nuclear Engineering

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.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, 2003 and 2008
  • Dale Carnegie Highest Award for Achievement, 2000

Publications and Patents

  • Contributor, “Engaging America’s experts: Argonne’s program to support the IAEA” by Allison Holiski, Nuclear News, January 2013.
  • Opening remarks, Science Careers in Search of Women Conference, Argonne National Laboratory, 2001.
  • Hamilton, S. and S. Alamo and H. Scott, Evaluation Frameworks for Newly Approved Model Projects, Special Evaluation Review, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, Draft report (January 1998).
  • Hamilton, S. and S. Alamo, The Agency’s Activities in Radiation Protection and Waste Management in Turkey, Special Evaluation Review, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, Draft report (November 1997).
  • Hamilton, S. and S. Alamo, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Evaluation Note, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, Draft report (November 1997).
  • Hamilton, S. and S. Alamo, Achievements in Animal Production, Nutrition and Health, Evaluation Note, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, Draft report (November 1997).
  • Hamilton, S. and S. Alamo, Nuclear Medicine, Evaluation Note, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, Draft report (November 1997).
  • Veselka, T.D., S. Hamilton, and J. McCoy, Optimizing Hourly Operations at the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects, Conference Paper for American Power Conference (April 1995).
  • VanKuiken, J.C., T. Veselka, K. Guziel, D. Blodgett, S. Hamilton, J. Kavicky, V. Koritarov, M. North, A. Novickas, K. Paprockas, E. Portante, D. Willing, APEX - Argonne Production, Expansion, and Exchange Model for Electrical Systems, Argonne National Laboratory, Report ANL/DIS/TM-21 (January 1995).
  • Jusko, M.J., D. Montalbano, and S. Hamilton, Resource Allocation Support System (RASS): Programmer's Guide, Draft report (May 1994).
  • Veselka, T.D., E.C. Portante, V. Koritarov, S. Hamilton, J.C. VanKuiken, K.R. Paprockas, M.J. North, J.A. Kavicky, K.A. Guziel, L.A. Poch, S. Folga, M.M. Tompkins and A.A. Novickas, Impacts of Western Area Power Administration's Power Marketing Alternative on Electric Utility Systems, Argonne National Laboratory, Report ANL/DIS/TM-10 (January 1994).
  • VanKuiken, J.C., W. Buehring, S. Hamilton, J. Kavicky, J. Cavallo, T. Veselka, and D. Willing, Replacement Energy, Capacity, and Reliability Costs for Permanent Nuclear Reactor Shutdowns, Argonne National Laboratory, Report NUREG/CR-6080 / ANL-93/19 (October 1993).
  • Hamilton, S., T.D. Veselka, and R.R. Cirillo, Structuring Energy Supply and Demand Network in a General Equilibrium Model to Simulate Global Warming Control Strategies, Conference Paper for International Association for Energy Economics (November 1991).
  • Cirillo, R.R., S. Hamilton, B.P. Hamilton, K.A. Guziel, et al., Emissions and Costs Analysis of Proposed Bill H.R. 2663 CO2 Offsets Policy Efficiency Act of 1991, Argonne National Laboratory, Draft Report (1991).
  • Guziel, K.A., S. Hamilton, and D.W. South, Expected Capacity Factors and Generation for Repowered Units: A Parametric Analysis for CCT4, Draft report (1991).
  • Guziel, K.A., S. Bhatarakamol, and D.W. South, Expected Capacity Factors and Generation for Repowered Units: A Parametric Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory, Report ANL/EAIS/TM-11 (April 1990).
  • Whitfield, R.G., and S. Bhatarakamol, PbSRAM -- Soil-Lead Risk Assessment Model: Users' Guide and Tutorial, Draft report (1989).