Kawtar Hafidi is Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering. She oversees the laboratory’s research programs in physics and high energy physics, materials science, chemical science and engineering, and nanoscience and technology.
Division Director, Nanoscience & Technology (NST)/Center for Molecular Engineering (CME)
Supratik Guha is the director of the Nanoscience and Technology division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. He is also the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director at Argonne.
Salman Habib is the Director of Argonne’s Computational Science (CPS) Division, leading the overall day-to-day management, strategic direction, growth, and vision into both the near and long-term future. He holds a joint position in Argonne’s Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Directorate, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, and the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE). He also leads the ExaSky effort within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. Salman’s interests cover a broad span of research, ranging from quantum field theory and quantum information to the formation of cosmological structure. He is particularly interested in innovative uses of high performance and data-intensive computing in solving scientific problems.
Dr. Cynthia Jenks has more than 10 years of leadership experience in science management and strategic planning, in addition to a background in both the chemical sciences and chemical engineering. Dr. Jenks’ research areas of expertise include surface structure and reactivity, surface structure-property relationships, catalysis, chemical conversions for sustainable energy, and thin film growth.
Dr. Amanda K. Petford-Long is the Chair of the Chief Research Officer Council (CROC) at Argonne National Laboratory. In this role, she serves as Argonne’s representative on the National Lab Chief Research Officer group, and also leads the CROC council, whose roles include advising Argonne leadership on scientific and programmatic opportunities and issues, promoting a lab-wide view of Argonne with a strong focus on increasing synergies across the laboratory, and developing initiatives that promote Argonne’s core values.
Venkat Srinivasan is the director of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) and deputy director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR, the battery “Hub”). He is a former staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research interest is in developing next-generation batteries for use in vehicle and grid applications, among other things. Dr. Srinivasan and his research group develop continuum-based models for battery materials and combine them with experimental characterization to help design new materials, electrodes, and devices.
Head of Physical Sciences and Engineering Communications
Diana Anderson is the Head of Physical Sciences and Engineering Communications. She leads all external, executive and internal communications for the Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate including five research divisions, two national scientific user facilities and hundreds of research partners.