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John P Connolly IV

Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for PSC Operations


John P. Connolly is Deputy Associate Lab Director for Operations and the Division Director for Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) Engineering Support Division.

As Deputy Associate Lab Director for Operations, Connolly oversees directorate-wide operations activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the PSC overall strategy and mission. He has a critical role in assuring PSC’s success against a broad range of strategic and tactical performance requirements.

At Argonne since March 2016, Connolly also leads a division that provides a broad range of engineering expertise for both APS operations and the APS Upgrade Project, to maintain the world-leading stature of the APS accelerator complex and beamlines, and to ensure that the APS Upgrade Project succeeds in transforming the APS into a next-generation light source.

Connolly received his M.B.A. in finance, international business from Duquesne University - John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, and his B.S.E., mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh - Swanson School of Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program as well as Executive Education Programs at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business.

Connolly started his career at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, exclusively in the commercial nuclear industry and held positions of increasing responsibility over 16 years. He was a two-time recipient of the George Westinghouse Signature Award of Excellence and the recipient of a Nuclear Fuel Special Award.