Howard Hall

Knoxville, Tennessee

Dr. Howard Hall joined the University of Tennessee in May, 2009. He is appointed as the UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Nuclear Security. With the opening of the UTK Center for Interdisciplinary and Graduate Education (CIRE), Prof. Hall is jointly appointed as part of the faculty of CIRE.

Professor Hall is also a Senior Fellow in Global Security Policy at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and serves as Director of the Baker Center’s Global Security Policy Program. Dr. Hall also serves as Director of the UT Institute for Nuclear Security.

Professor Hall received his Ph.D. in Nuclear and Radiochemistry from the University of California in 1989. His BS in Chemistry was granted by the College of Charleston in 1985.

Prior to joining UT, Dr. Hall spent 20 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California, where he led major scientific and operational missions in nuclear and homeland security.

His research interests include nuclear security applications, including proliferation detection, counter-proliferation, detection of and response to radiological or nuclear threats, radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, and applications of nuclear-based methods to other security needs (such as explosives detection). His work with the Baker Center focuses on the intersection of science, security, and public policy.

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