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.
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 interim division director for the Materials Science Division, where she leads her own research program, and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow. She previously headed Chief Research Officer Council (CROC) at Argonne National Laboratory.
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 communications for Physical Sciences and Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory. She directs external and internal communications for the directorate’s five research divisions, two national scientific user facilities and hundreds of research partners.
Wei Zhou is the Financial Business Manager for Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) at Argonne National Laboratory, responsible for financial management of the PSE directorate and its five research divisions.