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Chris Heckle

Director, Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center


Chris Heckle is director of the Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center at Argonne National Laboratory. She is a globally recognized research and development leader who came to Argonne from Corning Incorporated, where she served as Research Director for Inorganic Materials Research and Asia Research Labs. She is a materials informatics champion who over a 25-year career has facilitated technology innovation across business units for multiple industries, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Her experience includes creating a manufacturing platform that opened new market opportunities for Corning in energy storage, as well as a demonstrated record of translating megatrends into technical thrusts and accelerating product timelines through introduction and adoption of new tools.