Temitope Taiwo is the Interim Director of Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Division. He has worked in the nuclear industry, research laboratory, and U.S. government in the areas of nuclear reactor design, methods development, and analysis. Dr. Taiwo is currently the National Technical Director of the Systems Analysis and Integration Campaign of the DOE Nuclear Technology Research and Development program office.
Deputy Project Manager for DOE’s Versatile Test Reactor
Jordi Roglans-Ribas is the Director of Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Division. Dr. Roglans-Ribas has held programmatic leadership roles in NNSA programs (Material Management and Minimization - Reactor Conversion) and DOE-NE programs (in Generation IV Roadmap and SFR groups), Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), and International Nuclear Safety Programs.
Hussein S. Khalil is director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering research program. He provides technical leadership for the Lab’s research in nuclear energy development and application. He joined Argonne in 1983 and has carried out research to optimize fast-reactor core design and improve computational methods for reactor physics, dynamics and fuel cycle analysis. Dr. Khalil is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
Christopher Grandy has over 25 years of experience in nuclear-related technical areas such as nuclear reactor operations, waste treatment system development, and research, development, and design of advanced reactor structures, systems, and components. His experience has been gained through a wide range of engineering and management assignments at Argonne National Laboratory and in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
Program Manager, Advanced NE R&D/ Argonne Distinguished Fellow
Robert Hill leads Advanced Nuclear Energy Research and Development within the Nuclear Science and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has over twenty five years of experience with research focus on reactor physics, fast reactor core design, plutonium disposition, and waste management.
Michael Billone is the Irradiation Performance Lead in Argonne National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science and Engineering division. He has 40 years of experience in the behavior of metallic and ceramic fuels, and structural materials used in fission and fusion nuclear reactor designs. This experience includes modeling the irradiation, thermal and mechanical behavior of these materials in fission and fusion reactor environments.
Mr. Dickman is a Senior Policy Fellow with Argonne National Laboratory focusing on nuclear energy, non-proliferation, and national security policy. For over thirty-five years Mr. Dickman has been involved in the forefront nuclear energy and national security programs in the U.S. and internationally. He has held senior managerial positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Dr. Farmer is a Senior Nuclear Engineer in Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Division. He has over thirty years of experience in various R&D areas related to reactor development, design, and safety, and has also been involved in the analysis, design, and conduct of experiments related to operations and safety of Generation IV reactor concepts.
Argonne Distinguished Fellow - Program Manager, RRRFR Programs
Yousry Gohar is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Senior Nuclear Engineer, Argonne Program Director, and Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Deputy Technical Director for Research and Development. He leads research including development and design of fusion and fission reactor components, design and analysis of nuclear systems, accelerator driven systems, nuclear technology development, and nuclear engineering computational methods.
Program Manager, Modeling, Simulation and Licensing
Tanju Sofu is the deputy national technical director of DOE’s Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling & Simulation (NEAMS) program, and coordinates fast reactor methods, modeling and validation activities under the Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) program. His current responsibilities include technical leadership and programmatic guidance for development and validation of advanced modeling and simulation tools to support deployment and licensing of innovative nuclear reactor concepts.
John Stevens leads the Reactor Material Management Programs in Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Division, whose teams perform reactor conversion design and analysis, in addition to contributing to development of advanced fuels. He is a reactor physicist with over 30 years of engineering experience. John also serves as a Relationship Manager in DNNMMM (NA-23) for Argonne’s National Security Programs.
Dr. Taek K. Kim is the Manager for the Nuclear Systems Analysis Group in Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Division. He is a principal nuclear engineer responsible for technical leadership and programmatic guidance of a variety of activities on reactor physics, neutronics methods and simulations, advanced reactor concept development, and nuclear fuel cycle analysis.
Dr. Wilson has over 20 years of research and development experience in industry and government in the design, qualification, and commercial deployment of surface-engineered components for nuclear and non-nuclear applications. His nuclear engineering and materials science projects have included advanced reactor design and licensing with nuclear quality assurance standards.
Dr. Fanning received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin and has worked at Argonne National Laboratory since 1994. He has made significant contributions in the areas of core design, fuel cycle analysis, waste form development, repository modeling, advanced systems modeling, and reactor safety.
Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and Sensors Department
Richard Vilim is a Senior Engineer in the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is the author of more than 280 papers and reports involving instrumentation and control, safety analysis, and modeling and simulation methods for current and advanced nuclear power plants.