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Our Mission

The Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation (EBNN) Directorate conducts fundamental research and develops technology to enable the transition to a secure, sustainable and resilient low-carbon society.

New Initiatives

  • Quantitative Plant Science Initiative
  • Materials in Radiation Environments
  • Materials for National Security Initiative
  • Northeast Emergency Response Training Academy
  • NE-Regional Climate Science Initiative

Departments & Centers

Biological, Environmental and Climate Sciences

The steward for Brookhaven National Laboratory's capabilities in biology and biotechnology, environmental science, climate science, radiobiology, structural biology, and bio-imaging, including radiotracer development and their applications in plant biology and neuroscience.

Nonproliferation & National Security

The Nonproliferation and National Security Department carries out research and development, provides technical support, and builds prototype systems to further U.S. government initiatives and policies in nuclear materials safeguards and security, arms control treaty verification, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Material Protection Control and Accountability initiatives for nuclear materials in Russia and the NIS, and related national security areas.

Nuclear Science & Technology

The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology conducts research and development related to nuclear technologies (reactors and accelerator-driven systems), reliability and risk assessment, and advanced modeling techniques for reactor simulation and energy systems.

Computational Science Center

The Computational Science Center brings together researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine with applied mathematicians and computer scientists to take advantage of the new opportunities for scientific discovery made possible by modern computers.