About Us

IAEA Programs 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.

IAEA Programs is divided into four primary parts:

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. IAEA Programs is located at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.



Annual Program Review

US Department of State sponsor Tim visited the laboratory on July 26th, 2018 for the Annual Program Review.
US Department of State sponsor Tim MacGregor visits the lab on July 26th for the 2018 Annual Program Review.
US Department of State sponsor Demetrius Davis visits the lab on July 13th for the 2017 Annual Program Review. Pictured above (left to right): Jordi Roglans-Ribas (Division Director), Demetrius Davis (DOS Sponsor), Sunaree Hamilton (Office Director), and Temitope Taiwo (Deputy Division Director)
2017 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)
2016 Annual Program Review



NST Conference

International Atomic Energy Agency Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology: “Addressing Current and Emerging Development challenges,” in Vienna, Austria from 28 to 30 November 2018.
International Atomic Energy Agency Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology November 28-30, 2018
The United States delegation, led by ISN Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Christopher Ford (center) and Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (right of Dr. Ford) visited the U.S. booth. This is the 2nd ministerial conference for the past 2 years that the IAEA Programs was designated as the lead for the US exhibition.
[Image credit: https://vienna.usmission.gov/]

A total of about 20 U.S. delegates from several US agencies took part in the exhibit. These included the US Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Sandia National Laboratories, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Cancer Institute (NCI), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE)

Technical Cooperation Conference

The US Support Program to the 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.
The US Support Program to the 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
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)

Shannon Petry, UNVIE From left: Sergey Kasenelenbogen, Emily Larson and Jack Ramsey of the US NRC Sunaree Hamilton and Natalie Zender of IAEA Programs Timothy MacGregor, US DOS Sunaree Hamilton, IAEA Programs 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 Zender 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 (IAEA Programs-funded Intern) and Maxwell Bertellotti (US Junior Professional Officer for the IAEA) From Twitter (#Atoms4Dev2017) From Twitter (#Atoms4Dev2017) Booth panorama
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. The IAEA's 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 the IAEA's programs.