Acting Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Ushma Kriplani serves as the Interim Associate Laboratory Director for the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach directorate at Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Kriplani joined Argonne in 2015 to work on commercializing laboratory-developed technologies through various avenues. Prior to becoming Interim Associate Laboratory Director for the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach directorate, she worked as a Business Development Executive within the Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Division, and more recently, as Manager of Strategic Planning and Initiatives.
Prior to joining Argonne, Dr. Kriplani was a Senior Systems Engineer with NanoSonix, a startup with a focus on novel devices and instrumentation for high-tech and biotech industries. Before that, she worked in several technology and business development roles at startups and at Schlumberger Doll Research in the energy industry.
Dr. Kriplani received a BS from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India; an MS in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Bombay); a PhD in Physics from Caltech; and was a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Biology at Argonne.