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Howard Hall

Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security

Howard Hall is a world-renowned expert in the intervention of nuclear terrorism.

Hall is a nuclear chemist who explores ways to detect and control illicit radioactive materials. He also focuses on methods for responding to and recovering from nuclear incidents.

Hall is jointly appointed as part of the faculty of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary and Graduate Education (CIRE). He is a senior fellow in Global Security Policy at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and serves as director of the Baker Center’s Global Security Policy Program. He also serves as director of the UT Institute for Nuclear Security and leads UT’s publication of the International Journal of Nuclear Security.

Bio Pages

Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy

College of Engineering

Hall’s Website

In the News

April 2017 Syria events emphasize need for research, UT experts say

June 2016 Baker Center Nuclear Security Experts’ Visit to Egypt Promises Tremendous Potential

March 2016 Who Dropped the Bomb?

September 2015 UT Launches International Journey of Nuclear Security

November 2014 Discovery Channel Daily Planet Dirty Bomb Detector

April 2014 CNN, Czech newspaper feature views on Ukraine from nuclear engineering trio

September 2013 The Method: Migrating Trees, Radiochemistry and Preventing Blackouts

August 2013 Howard Hall Talks about the New Radio Chemistry Center He Has Established

July 2013 Quest: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

October 2012 Howard Hall’s Big Idea

March 2012 UT Launches Institute for Nuclear Security

February 2010 Quest Spotlight


May 2009 from Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Howard Hall

Contact Info


UT 865-974-2525
ORNL 865-544-8996

Pasqua Nuclear Engineering Building
1004 Estabrook Road
Knoxville, TN 37996–2300

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008 MS-6315
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6315

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