School of Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board



Director, Nuclear Energy & Security Program
Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Hussein S. Khalil is the director of the Nuclear Energy and Security program at Argonne National Laboratory.  He provides technical and strategic leadership for Argonne’s nuclear engineering research aimed at enhancing the economics, safety and security of nuclear energy systems and applications.
He has carried out and directed applied research in nuclear reactor physics, core design, and fuel cycle analysis.  He fulfilled key technical and leadership roles in Argonne and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, including the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (2016 – present), Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (2010 – 2015), Generation IV Reactor Systems (2000 – 2010), the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (1999 – 2002), the Integral Fast Reactor (1984 – 1994), and the New Production Reactors (1989 – 1992).  
Dr. Khalil the development in 2000-2002 of the international technology roadmap for Generation IV systems and served through 2011 in key leadership positions for research execution in the Generation IV International Forum.  He served as director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division, the Laboratory’s largest division, from 2003 through 2013.   
He holds a BSNE (‘78), Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University, a Ph. D. (‘83)  from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA (‘96) from the University of Chicago.