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Dr. Temitope Taiwo

Dr. Temitope TaiwoDr. Temitope Taiwo

Deputy Division Director
Nuclear Engineering Division

Argonne Experts: T. Taiwo

Temitope Taiwo is the Deputy Director of Argonne's Nuclear Engineering Division. He has worked in the nuclear industry, research laboratory, and U.S. government in the areas of nuclear reactor design, methods development, and analysis. He has been at Argonne since 1990 and in that time developed computational tools and methods and performed analysis of nuclear energy systems, including fast and thermal reactors. During 1995 to 1996, he performed assessments of international nuclear security and non-proliferation issues for the U.S. Government. Prior to employment at Argonne, he worked as a nuclear reactor analyst at the Northeast Utilities in Connecticut, where he was part of the code development and reactor analysis team. He developed nuclear analysis computer models and methods in support of Light-Water-Reactor core reloads, and designed and analyzed reload cycles.

Temitope has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Option) from the University of Ife, Nigeria.

In the Press

  • Taiwo named American Nuclear Society fellow — The American Nuclear Society (ANS) recognized NE's deputy director Temitope Taiwo for his leadership in the advancement of Argonne reactor and fuel cycle analysis methods and his co-leadership role in the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's national program to evaluate the merits and challenges of advanced fuel cycles and associated technologies. (Jun. 14, 2016)
  • Thorium: Better than uranium for nuclear power? — Temitope Taiwo shared his views about Thorium as nuclear fuel during a radio interview with Viewpoints radio magazine. To listen to the podcast follow the link and then choose “Thorium: Better than uranium for nuclear power? (May 22, 2011)” from the list of archived podcasts. (May 22, 2011)
  • Q&A: Nuclear Power Expert Explains Japan's Crisis — Temitope Taiwo interviewed by Live Science (Mar. 14, 2011)


  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society
  • Member, American Nuclear Society
  • Award of Excellence, Nigerian Institute of Physics, 2011
  • Co-winner of various Best Paper Awards
  • Commendation and Appreciation letters from U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

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