Director, Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Mark Peters is the director of Idaho National Laboratory and president of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. His credentials and experience include leadership and management of large institutions with substantial efforts focused on technology research and development. Prior to joining Battelle, he served as the associate laboratory director for Energy and Global Security at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Peters serves as a senior adviser to the Department of Energy on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs and nuclear waste policy.
As a recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies and nuclear waste management, he is called upon frequently to provide expert testimony to Congress and to advise in formulation of policies for nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation and nuclear waste disposal. In 2015, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society for outstanding accomplishments in the area of nuclear science and technology. He serves on the ANS Public Policy Committee, and served on the executive committee of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division. Earlier in his career, he worked in science and research positions at both Los Alamos National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Peters received his doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University. He has received extensive management and leadership education and training, including completion of the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.