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Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center Virtual Forum
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Executive Director, Energy Communities Alliance
David J. Trachtenberg
Vice President, National Institute for Public Policy & Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Episode #44- Battelle, National Laboratories and Their Role in Nonproliferation and Clean Energy
Mark Peters is the Executive Vice President for National Laboratory Management and Operations at Battelle Memorial Institute with responsibilities for governance and oversight of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Homeland
Security national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant lab management role.
Previously, he was the director of Idaho National Laboratory and president of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. He served two years as chairman of the National Laboratory Directors’ Council, an independent body that coordinates initiatives and advises the DOE and other national laboratory stakeholders. 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 on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs, and nuclear waste policy. As an expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies and nuclear waste management, he is called upon to provide expert
testimony to Congress and to advise in formulation of policies for nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation, and nuclear waste disposal. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, in 2021, Dr. Peters was elected as a member of The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for leadership and contributions in advancing U.S. nuclear energy capabilities and infrastructure.
He was honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) in 2015, for outstanding accomplishments in the area of nuclear science and technology. He served on the ANS Public Policy Committee and the executive committee of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division. Dr. Peters also serves on several boards and advisory committees, including the Idaho Power Board from 2021 to present.
He received his doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University.
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