Steve Hamilton

COO at Ames Laboratory

Steve Hamilton joined Ames National Laboratory as Chief Operations Officer in August 2019. Prior to coming to Ames National Laboratory, Hamilton was the Vice President of Operations at Kratos Real Time Logic, Inc., an engineering company in Colorado. He has also held numerous other operations leadership positions in military and commercial organizations.

As the manager of most operational business functions of the Laboratory, Hamilton is crucial to the Laboratory’s operational excellence, efficiency, and agility, including administration of the contract between the Department of Energy and Iowa State University to run Ames Lab.

Hamilton received his B.S. in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, M.S. in Industrial Management from Central Missouri State University and M.A. in Organizational Management from George Washington University.



  • COO

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