Jane Long selected as LLNL's Associate Director for Energy and Environment

Sep. 24, 2004

Jane Long selected as LLNL's Associate Director for Energy and Environment

Jane C.S. Long, a hydrogeologist and geotechnical engineer with more than 34 years of national laboratory and academic experience has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Associate Director for Energy and Environment.

The appointment was made by LLNL Director Michael R. Anastasio and confirmed by the University of California Regents. Long replaces C. K. Chou, who retired in June 2004. Long will begin her new assignment on November 8.

"I am extremely pleased Jane has accepted this position," Anastasio said. "She is an outstanding scientist and engineer withimpressive professional experience and credentials. She is well regarded nationally,especially in laboratory and academic communities. She will be a wonderful additionto our senior management team and I look forward to working with her."

In her new position, Long will be responsible for leading the development andimplementation of the Laboratory's strategic vision for an integrated energyand environmental effort addressing national needs. The directorate's fivemajor programmatic areas include energy technology and security, water and environment,carbon and climate change, Yucca Mountain and repository science, and risk andresponse management.

In addition, Long will ensure that LLNL maintains and enhances its strong geological,atmospheric and environmental science research base to support current and futurelaboratory programs. The Energy and Environment directorate has 350 employeeswith an operating budget of $88 million.

"There is a great deal of very important science that needs to be donein the areas of energy, water and the environment," said Long. "Ona technical level, it is an enormous national and international challenge andit will take years for our science to fundamentally affect these issues. ButLawrence Livermore excels at addressing these compelling national needs. Missionstruly get accomplished at the Lab and I am looking forward to working with thevery capable Lab employees."

Long's impressive background includes a Ph.D in Materials Science and MineralEngineering from the University of California, Berkeley; a MS degree in GeotechnicalEngineering, also from UC Berkeley and a Sc.B in Bio-medical Engineering fromBrown University. Since 1997, Long has been at the University of Nevada, Renoas the dean of the Mackay School of Mines and professor in UNR's HydrologicalSciences and Geological Sciences departments. Since 2003, she has served as theDirector of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, also at UNR.

Priorto joining the University of Nevada at Reno, Long was the department head forthe Environmental Remediation Technology Department at Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory. She also served as department head of the Energy and Resource DevelopmentDepartment. Long started her career at LBL as a staff scientist in 1977.

Long is currently the Chair of the State of Nevada Renewable Energy and EnergyConservation Task Force - a legislative appointment. She is a member ofthe Stanford University College of Earth Sciences Advisory Board, the AmericanGeological Institute Foundation Board and currently chairs the National Academiesof Science/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) Committee on Geological and GeotechnicalEngineering in the New Millennium. She also served two terms on the NAS/NRC Boardon Radioactive Waste Management and was chairman of the NAS/NRC Rock MechanicsCommittee.

She was chairman of the NAS/NRC committee that wrote the book, Rock Fracturesand Fluid Flow; Contemporary Understanding and Applications , by National AcademyPress. She is the author of more than 24 technical reports and 20 articles inscientific journals.

An avid outdoors enthusiast, Long enjoys hiking, skiing and biking. She is marriedto Charles Long and has two grown children, Matthew and Clara.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a nuclear security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the National Nuclear Security Administration/U.S. Department of Energy.