Sattelberger is Chair-Elect of the AAAS Chemistry Section
|Alfred P. Sattelberger, Associate Laboratory Director for
Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis
Al Sattelberger, Argonne's Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis, has been elected Chair-Elect of the Chemistry Section of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).
AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
Beginning February 21, Sattelberger will serve as Chair-Elect of the Chemistry Section. The three-year term also entails serving as Chair in 2013 and Retiring Chair in 2014.
Sattelberger has been at Argonne since 2006 and has served as the ALD for Physical, Biological and Computing Sciences, ALD for Physical Sciences and Interim ALD for Applied Sciences and Technology.
Currently, he oversees the Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Directorate, which is responsible for Argonne’s programs in energy research—including energy storage, renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear energy—and national security.
Sattelberger obtained a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Indiana University and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Argonne, he was a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at the University of Michigan and a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. At Los Alamos, he held several scientific management positions and was named a Senior Laboratory Fellow in 2005.
His personal research interests span actinide coordination and organometallic chemistry, fundamental technetium chemistry, metal-metal bonding and catalysis. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, a past chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the ACS and holds faculty appointments at Northwestern University and the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also lectures occasionally at the University of Chicago.