Fifteen Argonne employees, nominated by their associate laboratory directors and selected by the laboratory director, are participating in this year’s Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program (SLLP).
Candidates in the program are individuals who show leadership abilities, exceptional work ethic, collaborative thinking skills, rigorous scholarship aptitude and innovative and creative problem solving capabilities.
This program was inaugurated in 2007; to date, 90 candidates from Argonne have been selected to participate. The program provides students with the conceptual tools to manage complex projects in a practical, real-world scenario.
Participants in the 2013 cohort are:
- Diana Anderson, Writer/Editor, (CEPA)
- David Brannegan, Principal Manager, Infrastructure & Risk Analyst, (DIS)
- Anthony Burrell, Senior Chemist/Group Leader, (CSE), (JCESR)
- Karena Chapman, Chemist, (XSD)
- Michael Dunn, Deputy Division Director, (FMS)
- Kevin Gallagher, Chemical Engineer, (CSE), (JCESR)
- Marta Garcia Martinez, Assistant Computational Scientist, (ALCF)
- Deborah Myers, Chemist, Group Leader, (CSE)
- Julia Phillips, Manager/Principal Infrastructure Analyst, (DIS)
- Andreas Roelofs, Deputy Division Director, (NST)
- Volker Rose, Physicist, (XSD)
- Thomas Wallner, Principal Mechanical Engineer, (ES)
- Stefan Wild, Assistant Computational Mathematician, (MCS)
- Darin Wills, Assistant Division Director, (ALCF)
- Rikutaro Yoshida, Deputy Division Director, (HEP)
Other participants in the program come from Fermilab, Jefferson Lab and The University of Chicago. The program consists of three multiday sessions, held in May, September and November. Throughout the program, cross-laboratory teams work on a joint project and each team presents its findings to culminate the program.
UChicago Argonne, LLC, sponsors the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program, a non-degree executive leadership program, developed by the premier executive business management school, the Chicago Booth School of Business, for the programmatic and operations staff of Argonne and Fermilab.
The University of Chicago and UChicago Argonne, LLC have provided funding for this program since 2007.