I would like to provide a follow-up to my message on March 29, 2018, about improving our work planning, control and execution for continued success. To raise the level of focus for the needed improvement and attention on safe operations, I am establishing a new Work Planning and Control Project Office effective immediately. The office … Read More
Our laboratory has a long history of outstanding research, innovation and collaboration. We want to be known for next-generation research and science, exemplary operations and an outstanding work environment with great people and teams. Of late, our safety record has cast a shadow on our ability to execute our mission. Last month, I wrote to … Read More »
Last Friday, the President signed into law a final fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill, which funds the government through Sept. 30, 2018. The $1.3 trillion package significantly increases investment in research and development, providing $34.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The details reveal a promising picture for Argonne and its … Read More »
At this time of year, one of my priorities is overseeing the creation of a strategic annual lab plan to submit to the U.S. Department of Energy in the spring. In last year’s plan, we detailed our five major lab initiatives: Hard X-ray Sciences, Advanced Computing, Materials and Chemistry, Manufacturing Science and Engineering and … Read More »
Thank you to everyone who helped give U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry an exceptional experience during his visit to the lab last week, including the more than 700 employees who attended his all-hands address.
When notified of the visit, I knew we had an extremely busy week of preparation ahead. However, I was … Read More »
As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate what we have achieved over the past year. Amid changes, uncertainty and challenges, you have adapted to new situations, marshaled resources to respond to new requests, and been willing to go above and beyond to fulfill … Read More »
This week, I had the privilege to recognize nearly 200 employees for their long-term service and commitment to the lab. We can all be grateful for these individuals, who have spent 20, 30, 40 and even 55 years building Argonne into a world-class, multidisciplinary scientific institution. They have experienced so much — from early use … Read More »
I am honored to be named Argonne’s Laboratory Director. As you know, this is an extraordinary place and a powerhouse of talent. We have a long history of driving discovery and innovation, and our future is equally exciting.
As my tenure begins, I look forward to continuing the progress we have made. Together, … Read More »
Last week, I was pleased to host the CP-1 Symposium, marking the 75th anniversary of Enrico Fermi’s historic discovery that led to the founding of Argonne. Attendees had a chance to … Read More »
As we head into the long holiday weekend, please take the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy so that we are all refreshed and focused for a strong finish to FY17. … Read More »
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