Falcone joined LLNL in 2015 after six years at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), including serving as the presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed associate director of OSTP for National Security and International Affairs. In that capacity, she led a team that advised on the science and technology dimensions of national security policy deliberations and on Federal support of national security research and development.
Earlier, Falcone served in a variety of technical and management positions at the Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, including as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, and as the senior manager for Systems Analysis and Engineering. Her work at Sandia focused on the assessment of new technologies for mission applications, and on advanced energy conversion technologies.
Falcone is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and of the advisory committee to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. She also serves as a co-chair of the High Performance Computing Initiative of the Council on Competitiveness.
Patricia Falcone received a bachelor of science in engineering in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University, and a master's degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.