Lee C. Zachos

Lee Zachos is Chief of Staff at Argonne National Laboratory. He serves as an advisor to Laboratory Director Paul Kearns to drive forward the laboratory’s vision and stakeholder relationships.

Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Zachos served as operations manager for the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science, where he worked closely with battery scientists to translate their cutting-edge research into new sustainable energy technologies for applications ranging from electric vehicles to grid storage and consumer electronics. He was also responsible for coordinating efforts to expand Argonne’s strategic partnerships with the public and private sector to maximize the impact of the laboratory’s federally funded research.

Prior to joining Argonne, Zachos worked for nearly 10 years with three different federal agencies, supporting policies conducive to economic development and small business growth.

He began his career with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, where he helped U.S. companies gain access to foreign markets. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, providing technical assistance and planning expertise to state and local governments. He worked at the U.S. Department of State, where he helped to advance policies related to energy security and climate change.

Zachos is a Public Policy Master’s candidate at the University of Chicago and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in International Relations from Seton Hall University.