Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Eric Isaacs named director of Argonne National Laboratory

Eric D. Isaacs, a prominent University of Chicago physicist and senior administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has been selected to become the next director of Argonne. The appointment will be effective May 1, 2009.
Eric D. Isaacs, a prominent University of Chicago physicist and senior administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has been selected to become the next director of Argonne. The appointment will be effective May 1, 2009.

Abstract:
Eric D. Isaacs, a prominent University of Chicago physicist and senior administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has been selected to become the next director of Argonne. The appointment will be effective May 1, 2009.

Eric Isaacs named director of Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL | Posted on March 11th, 2009

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer made the announcement in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of UChicago Argonne, LLC, which operates Argonne for the Department of Energy. The university has managed Argonne for the United States government since 1946. Energy Secretary Steven Chu met yesterday with Isaacs and Zimmer in his office in Washington, D.C., and supported Isaacs' candidacy.

"Dr. Isaacs' scientific expertise, leadership ability and strategic perspective on Argonne's future will serve him well in his new role," said Secretary Chu. "This is an excellent choice for the laboratory, for DOE and for the nation."

Isaacs' selection was made following a national search for a replacement for current Argonne Director Robert Rosner, who previously indicated that he planned to step down at the end of his current term. Rosner will return to his duties as the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

Isaacs currently serves as Argonne's deputy laboratory director for programs, with responsibility for leading the laboratory's strategic planning process and overseeing the laboratory-directed research and development program, as well as its educational programs. Prior to that, he was director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne.

"Argonne is an extraordinary national resource for advancing understanding of fundamental science and how that science leads to innovation in addressing pressing national issues of our time," Zimmer said. "Eric's experience and record of achievement, as a scientist, as director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials and as the leader of strategic planning at Argonne, demonstrate that he has a compelling vision for the laboratory and the leadership skills to realize it. He understands Argonne's important role in the DOE national laboratory system and the importance of the laboratory's connection to the University of Chicago and our partner universities. We look forward to working with Eric and supporting him in his important work."

Since assuming responsibility for strategic planning in May 2008, Isaacs has led a comprehensive review of the laboratory's mission and identified future opportunities for growth in capabilities and funding. In his new role he will guide implementation of the strategic plan, leading Argonne in strengthening science research and development efforts that underlie key national imperatives: energy security, environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness and national security.

In addition to his roles as deputy laboratory director of programs and director of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials, Isaacs is a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Physics and in the James Franck Institute.

"I am deeply honored to be chosen to lead one of the top scientific research facilities in the world," Isaacs said. "This is a unique and promising time in Argonne's 62-year history. Argonne has embarked on a new path, in effect re-inventing and re-invigorating itself, and positioning the laboratory to be a leader in solving the grand scientific and engineering challenges of our time. I am particularly excited to lead Argonne in developing transformational energy research and technologies."

In 1988 Isaacs received a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the field of magnetic semiconductors and was a postdoctoral fellow at Bell Laboratories, studying magnetism and correlated electronic systems, mostly with synchrotron-based X-ray techniques. He worked at Bell Laboratories for 13 years as a member of the technical staff, director of the Materials Physics Research Department and director of the Semiconductor Physics Department.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on a number of national scientific advisory committees, including the Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.

####

About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America 's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Follow Argonne on Twitter at twitter.com/argonne.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve McGregor
630/252-5580

Copyright © Argonne National Laboratory

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

FEI adds Phase Plate Technology and Titan Halo TEM to its Structural Biology Product Portfolio: New solutions provide the high-quality imaging and contrast necessary to analyze the 3D structure of molecules and molecular complexes July 28th, 2014

Production of Toxic Gas Sensor Based on Nanorods July 28th, 2014

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Company Vutara July 28th, 2014

Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode - Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode July 27th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Produce Reusable Nanoadsorbent to Detect Sulfamide in Chicken July 27th, 2014

Laboratories

Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode - Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode July 27th, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

Sono-Tek Corporation Announces New Clean Room Rated Laboratory Facility in China July 18th, 2014

Announcements

FEI adds Phase Plate Technology and Titan Halo TEM to its Structural Biology Product Portfolio: New solutions provide the high-quality imaging and contrast necessary to analyze the 3D structure of molecules and molecular complexes July 28th, 2014

Production of Toxic Gas Sensor Based on Nanorods July 28th, 2014

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Company Vutara July 28th, 2014

Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode - Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode July 27th, 2014

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Organometallics welcomes new editor-in-chief: Paul Chirik, Ph.D. July 22nd, 2014

NSS Pays Tribute to Space Pioneer Frederick I. Ordway III July 7th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Announces Changes to Its Legal Department June 9th, 2014

SEMATECH Appoints Satyavolu Papa Rao to Lead Process Technology May 13th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE