Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as associate director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment was confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Thursday.
“Bruce Goodwin is an outstanding scientist and a fine leader,” Tarter said. “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 and master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautics engineering from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’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.