Director, Savannah River National Laboratory
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Dr. Sam Bhattacharyya serves as director of the Savannah River National Laboratory for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). In this position, he is responsible for the management, operations and planned growth of the laboratory for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.
Bhattacharyya’s technical credentials include a 29-year career at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), where he rose to the position of senior nuclear engineer. He has achieved international recognition for his technical work in advanced nuclear power systems for terrestrial and space applications, and he has been published widely and participated in national and international conferences.
Bhattacharyya has been active in all aspects of nuclear technology, including 19 years in executive leadership positions at ANL, culminating in a five-year term as director of the Technology Development Division. The division was a diversified organization with several technical programs, including advanced reactors, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear fusion and fuel cycle assessments, all of which presented complex management challenges. One of his major accomplishments was the development of several significant new programs for the laboratory.
His management accomplishments were highly-rated by the ANL external review committees, sponsors and members of his staff. After leaving ANL, Bhattacharyya created his own technical and management services company, RENMAR Enterprises, Inc., which has a broad portfolio of private-sector and government clients.
Bhattacharyya is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and has served on several Department of Energy, Department of Defense and NASA advisory boards. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. He also earned a master’s degree and doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago. He is also a registered professional engineer.
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