Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology, and Chief Research Officer, Idaho National Laboratory
With more than 31 years of experience in engineering, nuclear and materials-related research & development, production, and operations management, Dr. Beierschmitt is the deputy laboratory director for Science and Technology and chief research officer at INL. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and integration for research, science and technology at INL. He served as INL’s deputy for Nuclear and Laboratory Operations since January 2014. Previously, he was the associate lab director for neutron sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the management of ORNL’s neutron sciences R&D portfolio, including the operation of the Spallation Neutron Source, the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source, and the High Flux Isotope Reactor. He also was ORNL director of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality. He has worked at the Pantex Plant and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He holds a doctorate in industrial engineering (risk, reliability engineering) from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from West Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer and member of the American Nuclear Society and other professional societies.