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Yung Y. Liu

Program Manager, Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management

Yung Liu is a Senior Nuclear Engineer who leads the Packaging Certification & Life Cycle Management activities in Argonne’s Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division.


Yung Liu, ScD, Nuclear Engineering, MIT, is Senior Nuclear Engineer and Manager of the Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management Group, Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for managing a portfolio of R&D programs supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Work for Others (WFO). He interacts frequently with staff at government agencies, industries, other national laboratories, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on technical and regulatory issues related to the safety, security, and safeguards of nuclear and other radioactive hazardous materials, including spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. Yung has over 30 years of experience as principal investigator, theorist, experimenter, and manager of various materials and engineering programs related to nuclear fission, fusion, and advanced fossil energy systems. For the last 10 years, he has been leading the development and applications of the ARG-US (“The Watchful Guardian”) radio frequency identification (RFID), CommBox, and Remote Area Modular Monitoring (RAMM) systems technology for tracking and monitoring high-risk and high-value materials, as well as in aging management and application of advanced surveillance technology for extended storage and transportation of used nuclear fuel.