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James J. Grudzinski

Directorate Operations Officer


Jim Grudzinski is the Directorate Operations Officer for Argonne’s Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) directorate. He leads strategic and tactical operational and administrative efforts in support of PSE’s programmatic mission.

With over 25 years of experience in operational and engineering  management, Dr. Grudzinski has led both technical and operations teams in support of high-impact research programs in several scientific fields. He has also been part of the project management structure for several major High Energy Physics projects. 

Dr. Grudzinski’s engineering experience has included high-speed machine design, development of industrial control systems, design and analysis of structural components to AISC and ASME codes, finite element analysis, dynamic simulation, hydraulics, material testing, and fabrication of large-scale physics detectors.

He has a B.A. in Physics from the University of Illinois-Chicago and has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.