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Dr. Robert N. Hill

Dr. Robert N. HillDr. Robert N. Hill

Technical Director, Nuclear Energy R&D
Nuclear Engineering Division

Argonne Experts: R.N. Hill

Robert Hill completed his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University in 1987. He has worked at Argonne National Laboratory for over 25 years with research focus on reactor physics, fast reactor core design, plutonium disposition, and waste management. His current position is Technical Director of the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He has previously led Nuclear Engineering Division research groups working on reactor physics analysis, advanced modeling and simulation, fuel cycle and systems dynamics modeling, criticality safety, and nuclear data.

Dr. Hill is National Technical Director for multi-Laboratory advanced reactor R&D activities in current DOE Programs; this work includes small modular reactors, advanced structural materials, energy conversion technology, safety and licensing, and system integration. He also serves as U.S. representative for the Generation-IV Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor. Previous Program contributions include extensive transmutation and fuel cycle analysis activities in DOE Fuel Cycle Programs.


Video: Nuclear Energy Technologies

Nuclear engineer Robert Hill discusses Argonne’s continued innovation in the development of advanced nuclear energy systems. 

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Robert Hill named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society
Bob Hill, technical director of advanced nuclear energy R&D at Argonne, has been honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
-- Argonne Science Highlight (November 17, 2016)

Robert Hill to receive ANS Walker Lee Cisler Medal
Robert Hill, senior nuclear engineer and technical director for advanced nuclear energy research and development, was recently selected by the American Nuclear Society to receive the 2015 Walker Lee Cisler Medal for his outstanding scientific and engineering research achievements and international recognition as leader and advocate for the design, development, and deployment of fast reactor technologies.
-- Nuclear Engineering Division Highlight (May 1, 2015)

Next-Generation Nuclear Energy Reactors: A Primer
Robert N. Hill interviewed by Lisa Song (Solve Climate News) about the benefits of fast reactor technology, and the Generation-IV concept definition and time frame.
-- Solve Climate News blog (May 9, 2011)

Putting the new in nuclear
Robert N. Hill interviewed by "Argonne  Now" magazine (Fall 2009)


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