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Connie Herman

Associate Laboratory Director Environmental and Legacy Management
Savannah River National Laboratory


Connie Herman is the associate laboratory director for Environmental and Legacy Management (EM&LM) at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). She is accountable for managing and delivering on the EM&LM commitments of SRNL, supporting the Department of Energy’s EM strategies, developing modern approaches to reduce waste, developing low-cost passive remediation technologies, monitoring strategies for EM&LM implementation, and supporting national needs to minimize global environmental impact.

Over the past 30 years, Herman has served in various roles at the Savannah River Site. Since beginning her career as an engineer in the Plutonium-238 fabrication facility, she has taken on numerous management and director roles within SRNL. Most recently, she was the associate laboratory director for the Environmental, Materials, and Energy Sciences directorate, which oversaw nuclear and chemical processing, materials science and engineering, environmental remediation, biology, and risk assessment competencies.

Herman has authored more than 150 technical reports and planning documents for SRNL and 68 articles in peer-reviewed publications. She has held numerous leadership roles for the American Ceramic Society’s Nuclear and Environmental Technology division. Additionally, Herman is a member of the U.S. National Laboratory International Advisory Group, the Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning Program, and the National Laboratory Professional Advisory Board for the Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science Program at Clemson University.

Herman has a Bachelor of Science in ceramic engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.