Reiner Kruecken is Deputy Director at TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. He joined TRIUMF in February 2011 after 8 1/2 years at the Technical University Munich, Germany, where he held the chair (C4) for Experimental Physics of Hadrons and Nuclei. From 2011 to 2015 Kruecken was the Head of the Science Division at TRIUMF. Kruecken received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Cologne in 1995. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he moved to Yale University in 1997 where he was an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department and the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory until he moved to Munich in 2002. His current research interests are in the area of the structure of exotic nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, as well as applications of nuclear physics methods to radiation biology and medicine.