UChicago Argonne names six new members to laboratory’s boardBy Lisa LaVallee
Office of Vice President for Research and National Laboratories
UChicago Argonne, LLC has named Robert Cochran, Timothy Killeen, Joan MacNaughton, Eileen Murray, James Porter, Jr., and James Weyhenmeyer to its Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory.
UChicago Argonne, LLC, which operates Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy, selects new board members from faculty, administrators and trustees of the University, as well as from other universities, national and international organizations, and from industry.
“I am very pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals to the Board of Governors for Argonne,” said Don Levy, Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories and CEO of UChicago Argonne, LLC. “Their experience, expertise and insight will ensure that Laboratory guidance remains strong and that the LLC fulfills its responsibilities to the DOE under the prime contract.”
Cochran, president of BWXT Services, Inc. has operational and management responsibility for more than 8,000 employees located at more than 15 manufacturing and research centers supported by an annual operating budget that exceeds $1.8 billion. These nuclear facilities include four national laboratories, three National Nuclear Security Administration operations and three nuclear decommissioning projects.
Killeen, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and educational activities of the center. Concurrent with his role as director, Killeen continues his research as a senior scientist at the center’s High Altitude Observatory, where his research interests include the experimental and theoretical study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere. He is a principal investigator and instrument developer for a space-borne Doppler interferometer on the NASA TIMED spacecraft, and co-principal investigator for an NSF Science and Technology Center devoted to numerical modeling of Space Weather.
MacNaughton, a senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, joined the Home Office of the United Kingdom, the government department responsible for the police service and the justice system in England and Wales, national security and immigration, in 1972, serving in a variety of civil service positions of increased responsibility. In 1999, she became director general of the Policy for the Lord Chancellor’s Department. She also was responsible for policy on family, civil and constitutional law as well as regulation of the legal profession.
Murray, managing director of Morgan Stanley, head of its global technology and operations division and a member of the firm’s management committee, has been a proven leader on Wall Street for the last 20 years.
She first joined Morgan Stanley in 1984 as a senior analyst in the controllers’ office. Prior to the merger of Morgan Stanley Group and Dean Witter Discover, Murray was controller and treasurer of Morgan Stanley Group. After the merger, she was controller and principal accounting officer. Murray also served as chief administrative officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Group from 1999 to 2002.
Porter, chief engineer and vice president of engineering and operations for DuPont, joined the company in 1966 as a chemical engineer in the engineering service division field program at the engineering test center in Newark, Del. He left in March of 1966 for a two-year tour in the United States Army. He returned to DuPont and assumed a number of successive management positions.
In 1995, Porter was appointed director of operations. He also assumed the position of vice chairman of the DuPont corporate operations network. Porter was named vice president of engineering in 1996, and became vice president of safety, health and environment, and engineering in 2004. He began his current position in 2006.
Weyhenmeyer is the interim vice president for technology and economic development at the University of Illinois. He is the senior officer responsible for technology commercialization and economic development for the University of Illinois system. In this role, he also serves as the principal member for the university’s limited liability companies: IllinoisVENTURES, LLC and the University of Illinois Research Park, LLC, and he is director of the Research Park at the University of Illinois.
Weyhenmeyer also is a professor of cell biology, pathology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois with faculty appointments at its Urbana/Champaign and Chicago campuses.