Park leads ORNL's Global Security
Brent Park has joined ORNL's Leadership Team as the new Associate Laboratory Director for the Global Security Directorate.
Brent Park has joined ORNL's Leadership Team as the new Associate Laboratory Director for the Global Security Directorate. Drawing on more than a quarter-century of experience in physics research and management, Park is well-positioned to lead the growth and integration of the laboratory's broad portfolio of security programs.
Park began his career in 1989 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Division and eventually rose through the ranks to become deputy director of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division. He later served as the leader of the Homeland Security Technologies Division at the Nevada Test Site and as director of the Department of Energy's Remote Sensing Laboratory in Las Vegas.
In his new position, Park directs efforts to provide technical solutions to problems of national and global security. His new directorate specializes in the detection, prevention and reversal of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The group's activities include international efforts to help secure nuclear materials, improving safeguards and security systems and providing accounting systems that track the location of nuclear materials.