Dr. Howard Hall
Governors Chair in Global Nuclear Security
Dr. Howard Hall, a nuclear chemist and expert in preventing and responding to nuclear terrorism, was appointed as the third UT-ORNL Governorís Chair in March 2009.
Hall was previously affiliated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he was the radiological detection and response program leader.
Hall spent the majority of his career at LLNL, where he served in a number of positions since 1989, beginning with a post-doctoral fellowship. He worked on a number of projects in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and also led the laboratoryís divisions for radiological and nuclear countermeasures and nuclear assessments and forensics. Hallís work centers on topics ranging from ways to detect the presence of illicit radioactive material and remove it from circulation to establishing better methods of responding to and recovering from nuclear incidents.
Hall received his bachelorís degree in chemistry from the College of Charleston and earned his doctorate in nuclear chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
In his position as Governorís Chair, Hall holds an appointment as a professor in the UT-COE Department of Nuclear Engineering as well as one as a researcher in the global nuclear security division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).