Temitope Taiwo is the 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. He has been at Argonne since 1990 and in that time developed computational tools and methods and performed analysis of nuclear energy systems, including fast and thermal reactors. During 1995 to 1996, he performed assessments of international nuclear security and nonproliferation issues for the U.S. Government. Prior to employment at Argonne, he worked as a nuclear reactor analyst at the Northeast Utilities in Connecticut, where he was part of the code development and reactor analysis team. He developed nuclear analysis computer models and methods in support of Light-Water-Reactor core reloads, and designed and analyzed reload cycles.
Dr. Taiwo is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He served as the National Technical Director of the Systems Analysis and Integration Campaign of the DOE Nuclear Technology Research and Development program office from 2011-2022. He was previously a co-Dean of the Modeling, Experimentation and Validation (MeV) Summer School.
He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Option) from the University of Ife, Nigeria.