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Dr. Hussein S. Khalil

Dr. Hussein S. KhalilDr. Hussein S. Khalil

Director, Nuclear Energy and Security Program
Distinguished Fellow

Argonne Experts: H.S. Khalil

Hussein S. Khalil is director of Argonne's Nuclear Energy and Security Program. He oversees the Lab's research on nuclear reactor technology and nuclear non-proliferation. He joined Argonne in 1983 and has carried out research to optimize fast-reactor core design and improve computational methods for reactor physics, dynamics and fuel cycle analysis.

Dr. Khalil is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1996.

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Argonne names four Distinguished Fellows
Hussein Khalil, director of the NE Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is one of the scientists named Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank.
-- Argonne Press Release (Jun. 19, 2013)

Argonne's Hussein Khalil quoted in ANS news release supporting SMRs
Hussein Khalil, director of the NE Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is quoted in an American Nuclear Society news release supporting small modular reactor research
-- NE Highlights (Mar. 1, 2013)

Argonne’s pyroprocessing and advanced reactor research featured on WGN radios
Hussein Khalil, director of the Nuclear Engineering Division, talked to Bill Moller of WGN Radio about the revolutionary potential of pyroprocessing -- NE Highlights (Jul. 23, 2012)

Safer Nuclear Reactors Impeded By Marketplace, Expert Says
Jack McMahon, a blogger at, wraps up the discussion panel held on University of Chicago on April 21, 2011 -- blogs (Apr. 22, 2011)

Hussein Khalil at Chicago Tonight Show experts roundtable on the situation in Japan
On March 17, 2011 Hussein Khalil, Director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division, participated in an experts round table about the ongoing events in Japan on the Chicago Tonight show on WTTW.
-- NE Highlights (Mar. 18, 2011)

Waste management implications of fuel cycle alternatives
On October 12, 2010 Hussein Khalil participated in a Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technologies Subcommittee Meeting in Washington D.C.
-- NE Highlights (Oct. 21, 2010)

American Nuclear Society bestows Society's highest honor on five outstanding nuclear professionals -- ANS News Release (Jun. 15, 2010)

American Nuclear Society to honor leading Argonne scientist -- Argonne News Release (Jun. 14, 2010)

Nuclear Power Going Green? -- Green Sense radio show (Mar. 14, 2010)

Putting the new in nuclear Hussein S. Khalil interviewed by "Argonne  Now" magazine (Fall 2009)


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