About Us

IAEA Program Office supports the US Department of State regarding peacetime International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) matters. It serves as an interface and plays a lead role in the many daily programmatic activities of the US-IAEA relationship.

Each provides unique opportunities for US and global citizens interested in contributing to international peace and development. To accomplish our work, we collaborate with government agencies and numerous organizations across the United States, as well as the US Mission in Vienna. The IAEA Program Office is part of the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.


US Department of State sponsors Michael Foughty and Demetrius Davis visited the laboratory on July 13th and 14th, 2016 for the Annual Program Review.
US Department of State sponsors Michael Foughty and Demetrius Davis visit the lab on July 13th and 14th for the 2016 Annual Program Review.
Pictured above (left to right): Tanju Sofu (Dept. Manager), Thomas Ewing (Associate Division Director), Jordi Roglans-Ribas (Division Director), Sunaree Hamilton (Office Director), Michael Foughty (DOS Sponsor), Demetrius Davis (DOS Sponsor) and Temitope Taiwo (Deputy Division Director)

The US Support Program to IAEA Non-Safeguards sponsored and coordinated the US exhibit at the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme from May 30th to June 1st, 2017
The US Support Program to IAEA Non-Safeguards sponsored and coordinated the US exhibit at the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme from May 30th to June 1st, 2017.
Pictured above (left to right): Michael Foughty (DOS), Ike Reed (3rd from left – Acting Deputy Chief, UNVIE), Dazhu Yang (5th from left – Deputy Director General & Head of the Department of TC), Andrew Schofer (Chargé d’Affaires, UNVIE), Najat Mokhtar (Director, Division of Asia and the Pacific, Department of TC), John Ramsdell (NOAA) and Jane Gerado-Abaya (Section Head, Division of Asia and the Pacific, Department of TC)

Technical Cooperation Conference Gallery

Booth panorama Shannon Petry, UNVIE From left: Sergey Kasenelenbogen, Emily Larson and Jack Ramsey of the US NRC Sunaree Hamilton and Natalie Wren of the IAEA Program Office Timothy MacGregor, US DOS Sunaree Hamilton, IAEA Program Office Director From left: Dazhu Yang, Michael Foughty and Andrew Schofer Michael Foughty (US DOS) with Andrew Schofer (Chargé d'Affaires, UNVIE) Dazhu Yang talks to Sunaree Hamilton and Andrew Schofer From left: Dr. Armin Ansari (CDC), Sunaree Hamilton, Natalie Wren and Theo Berris Michael Foughty (DOS) and Jack Ramsey (NRC) Bethany Zollman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory From left: Andy Garner (NA Lab Coordinator), Sunaree Hamilton, Melissa Evans (IP Office-funded Intern) and Maxwell Bertellotti (US Junior Professional Officer for the IAEA)
United States Development Partners include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE), the US Department of State (DOS), the US Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

About IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization, committed to promoting safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technology that contribute to international peace and promote sustainable development. IAEA programs have enabled over 100 developing Member States to utilize nuclear technology to overcome challenges such as water scarcity, food insecurity, malnutrition, malaria, and environmental degradation.

The United States is the largest financial and in-kind supporter of IAEA programs.