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Allison Bennett Irion

Director, Supply Chain Research for NTNS and AET and Program Lead


Allison Bennett Irion serves on the senior leadership team for both the Advanced Energy Technologies (AET) and Nuclear Technologies and National Security (NTNS) directorates as the Director of Supply Chain Research. She develops and coordinates a lab-wide strategy to enhance Argonne’s supply chain impacts, bringing together analytical and experimental capabilities to address national security and clean energy challenges.

Bennett Irion brings nearly 20 years of DOE complex experience as a systems engineer with expertise in nuclear nonproliferation and supply chain optimization for DOE, DOD and DHS sponsors, including assignments in Washington, DC and London, UK. She manages Argonne’s support to DOE/NNSA’s Global Material Security Office (NA-21) and DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC).

She currently serves as an officer in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marine. The Atlantic Council selected Bennett Irion as a 2021-2022 Veteran in Advanced Energy Fellow and she was recently selected by DOE as an Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership distinguished fellow. Bennett Irion is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).