Eric W. Papaioannou
Director of Operations, Maintenance, Utilities and Infrastructure Support
Biography: Eric W. Papaioannou is the Operations, Maintenance, Utilities and Infrastructure Support Division Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuels Complex. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics with an emphasis in radiological engineering from Idaho State University.
He began his career in the United States Naval Nuclear Program where he spent just over nine years serving aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and at the A1W Prototype as a staff instructor. Following his naval service he attended Idaho State University and began working for Argonne National Laboratory-West as an operator in the Fuel Conditioning Facility. Following graduation he became the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) plant criticality safety engineer and eventually was responsible for the criticality safety program in multiple MFC facilities. Following the INL merger in 2005, he served on the Hot Cell Services (HCS) Department Manager’s staff and has held the position of assistant nuclear facility manager (NFM) for Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF), the NFM for the Fuel Conditioning Facility, the NFM for HFEF, and the HCS Department Manager. In early 2014, he began a rotational assignment as the MFC Maintenance Manager. In these roles Eric was responsible to ensure that these facilities were appropriately staffed, available, and operated to meet the INL’s mission in a safe and compliant manner.
Bachelor’s in physics with an emphasis in radiological engineering, Idaho