Goldstein, currently the associate director of Physical & Life Sciences, replaces Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, who recently left the Laboratory to pursue other opportunities.
"Bill was selected for this position because of his proven scientific leadership abilities, his passion for developing and sustaining science, technology and engineering excellence, and his ability to manage strategically to meet the critical national security missions of the Laboratory," Albright said. "Bill is a respected and trusted scientist and manager among Laboratory employees and senior management, and with key government sponsors and academic and private industry collaborators."
Goldstein's service to the Laboratory spans 27 years and his accomplishments illustrate his strong commitment to supporting major programs within DOE NNSA and Office of Science, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, NASA and academia. He has a doctorate in theoretical physics from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in physics from Swarthmore College. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he received a DOE Weapons Recognition of Excellence Award in 1994.
In an administrative memo announcing the appointment, Albright said Goldstein will continue to serve as a champion of the Laboratory's scientific and technical programs, and, in this new acting role, will lead the strategic deployment of the Laboratory's science and technology capabilities. "I have asked him to lead and manage the portfolio of world-class S&T activities, taking line responsibility for the ST&E institutional Roadmap portfolio, including the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, collaborative research with academia and private industry, and institutional planning activities."
Goldstein also serves as a member of the Laboratory's senior management team and will expand his management scope as a close adviser to the director.
The deputy director for Science and Technology position will be posted and a screening committee will be appointed in the near future to coordinate a search.
In naming Goldstein to acting deputy, Albright also appointed Glenn Fox to acting associate director for Physical & Life Sciences, effective immediately. Fox is currently the leader of the Chemical Sciences Division in PLS and "has outstanding proven qualifications and leadership experience to take on this new acting assignment and strategically interface basic science capabilities with the needs of LLNL programs and various government sponsors," Albright said.
Fox joined the Laboratory in 1992 as a postdoctoral researcher and has held numerous scientific and managerial roles, including director of the Forensic Science Center and deputy associate director for Science and Technology for the Chemistry, Materials, Earth and Life Sciences Directorate. Fox has a doctorate and master's degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College.
Also, to enhance and consolidate economic development and outreach activities, Albright announced the realignment of oversight responsibilities for the Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO). With this realignment, IPO, led by Erik Stenehjem, will report to Buck Koonce, director of Economic Development as will Patrick Dempsey, manager of Strategic Engagements.
"These changes will facilitate strategic economic development activities consistent with the Laboratory's economic outreach priorities," Albright said.