Dr. Steven E. Aumeier

Senior Advisor, Nuclear Energy Programs & Strategy, Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho Falls, ID


About Dr. Steven E. Aumeier

Dr. Aumeier serves as Senior Advisor for nuclear energy programs and strategy at Idaho National Laboratory. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategies, programs, initiatives and partnerships to advance U.S. energy security and U.S. competitiveness in global nuclear energy markets while expanding the impact of the nation’s nuclear energy laboratory. Throughout twenty-seven years of service in the national laboratory system, Dr. Aumeier has provided leadership in a variety of roles spanning national and homeland security, clean energy and systems research, nuclear technology, and university research partnerships and held responsibility for diverse organizations exceeding $250 M in budget authority. He is an expert in strategic business development and organizational innovation and transformation. His research contributions have emphasized multi-component systems diagnostics, advanced signal processing techniques for radiological signatures assessments, statistical analysis techniques for nuclear data and experiment analyses, integrated energy systems architecture design, and recently global nuclear energy market strategies and embedded intelligence for energy applications. He was named to his current post in 2016 after serving for over 5 years as Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environment and Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies where he led a substantial expansion of programs, infrastructure, and research talent in clean energy and manufacturing.  Prior to this, he served as Director of the Energy Systems and Technologies Division, Director of the Energy Security Initiative, and Director of Nuclear Nonproliferation at Idaho National Laboratory. Before joining INL, Dr. Aumeier served for 10 years (1995-2005) with Argonne National Laboratory in various research and leadership positions in nuclear energy and national security research and management, including serving as Deputy Associate Laboratory Director. He also served a special assignment (2002-2003) with the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington DC as a technical advisor on counterterrorism issues. He has served on or led numerous academic and regional leadership boards and committees including Idaho’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission, Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission, and Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance. Dr. Aumeier holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from The University of Michigan (1994) and an MBA from The University of Chicago (2002).