Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
David Gartman
Operations and Finance Manager
  • M.B.A., Management Information Systems, Saint Xavier University, 1991.
  • B.A., Chemistry, Trinity Christian College, 1986.
  • Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC), College for Financial Planning, 1997.
Current Role
Associate Director for Finance/Operations, Environmental Science Division, with responsibility for all operations, as well as assistance in program development and project execution.
Financial and operations management of scientific research (bachelor’s degree in chemistry and business administration); database design and development; financial investing (Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, College of Financial Planning); office/computer automation.
Career Highlights
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS): Lead the effort, and chaired the committee, for Argonne to obtain its first FAA-COA license. This license will allow Argonne to pursue new research areas, utilizing the capabilities of sUAS.
  • Operations and Finance Manager: Managed multi-faceted, research division with multiple sponsors; developed numerous office automation applications for operations management, including administration of 100+ research projects with a budget of $50,000,000 and over 40 sponsors (federal, non-profit, and private).
  • Database developer: Led project to build extensive financial and project tracking system; developed automated systems to report monthly progress to sponsors.
  • Logistics manager: Led the effort to relocate 90 scientific staff members (simultaneously), from an off-campus location onto the Argonne campus.
  • Recognition: University of Chicago Outstanding Service Award.