Argonne Director Search

UChicago Argonne, LLC has launched a national search for the next Director of Argonne National Laboratory, one of our nation’s foremost centers for discovery and innovation in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.

The Director’s position is of crucial importance to Argonne, to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and to the future of our nation’s scientific research enterprise. Building upon Argonne’s seven decades of outstanding achievement, the new Director will guide the Lab’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation.

The new Director will combine a distinguished career as a scientist with a strong record of strategic thinking and visionary leadership as the head of a complex scientific program or organization.

Robert J. Zimmer, President of The University of Chicago and Chairman of UChicago Argonne, LLC, and Donald H. Levy, Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories, The University of Chicago and Chief Executive Officer of UChicago Argonne, LLC, have appointed a committee of eight distinguished scientists and leaders to conduct a broad-reaching, diverse search for the next Director. The Argonne Director Search Committee will be led by Dr. Levy.

For the last five years, Argonne has been led by Eric Isaacs, who will be joining the University of Chicago as Provost.