Mark Williamson named director of Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies division
Mark Williamson has been named director of the Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies (CFCT) division, effective Nov. 16, 2018.
Mark has served as interim director of the CFCT division since June 2018. During his nearly 20-year career at Argonne in the Chemical Technology, Chemical Science and Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering divisions, he has led a number of efforts to grow Argonne’s work in nuclear fuel reprocessing through collaborations with national and international research organizations, industry, and federal research sponsors. He joined Argonne in 1999 to develop an electrochemical oxide-to-metal conversion process, which enables the transition from the current once-through to a closed nuclear fuel cycle.
Before joining Argonne, Mark was a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where his work focused on understanding the properties of actinide compounds and their behavior in chemical processing systems. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Kansas, and degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Toledo.