Ron Crone headed to Idaho National Lab


Ron Crone, who has served as Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s interim associate lab director for neutron science since February, is headed to Idaho National Laboratory — where he has accepted the position of associate lab director of the Materials and Fuels Complex.

The announcement of Crone’s departure came as Paul Langan was named to the neutron sciences post at ORNL. Lab Director Thom Mason thanked Crone for his many accomplishments at Oak Ridge (including his long stint as director of the Research Reactors Division). According to the announcement, Crone’s role at the Department of Energy lab in Idaho will be to provide “leadership in implementing an operational and scientific strategy for nuclear fuel and irradiated materials R&D in support of nuclear energy, national security, and related missions.”

His new job is effective Jan. 12.

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