Dr. Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Director – Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
"Bruce Goodwin is an outstanding scientist and a fine leader," said Bruce Tarter, director. "He is extremely well-qualified to take on the broad responsibilities of stockpile stewardship."
In his new position, Goodwin will be responsible for much of the management of NNSA’s stockpile stewardship program, including the broad interdisciplinary programs of nuclear weapon physics, design, system analysis, materials and engineering.
Since 1996, Goodwin has served as the B Program/B Division Leader within Defense and Nuclear Technologies. A physicist and engineer by training, Goodwin joined the lab in 1985. His research interests center around the physics of primary nuclear explosives and hydrodynamic instability.
Prior to joining the lab, Goodwin worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has a Ph.D in Astrophysics and M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Physics from City College of New York.
In 2000, Goodwin was honored by Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine for his significant contributions to the global field of aerospace.
"I am honored to be entrusted with such an important job at this lab and I look forward to working with all the employees in the directorate," said Goodwin.