An experienced scientific/engineering leader with demonstrated skills, knowledge, and ability in technical, line, and program management. Specific expertise in the national security arena, engineering design and manufacture, field experiments, remote technical operations, and chemistry and materials science.
1970-1971: Master of Science Degree, Welding Engineering, Ohio State University
1966-1971: Bachelor of Welding Engineering, Ohio State University, 9/71 cum laude
Honors: Tau Beta Pi; Engineering Honor Student, top 10% of graduating class, 1971.
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY 10/71 -Present
February 2001 to present: National Ignition Facility Principal Deputy Project Manager
Deputy Project Manager for one of the key elements of the National Strategy for executing the Stockpile Stewardship mission. A large and complex project which as its primary mission will enable the conduct of high energy density physics experiments to support the continued certification and refurbishment of the enduring nuclear stockpile without underground nuclear testing.
February 1998 to February 2001: Weaponization Program Leader/Defense Technologies Engineering Division Leader
Program and Line Manager for an organization of ~ 300 employees and a programmatic budget of ~$100M. Provide leadership in both the Engineering and Defense Nuclear Technologies Directorates to accomplish the execution of the Laboratorys Weaponization Program. Direct responsibility for the engineering elements of Stockpile Stewardship including assessment, certification, refurbishment, dismantlement, and supporting engineering R/D for the LLNL designed systems in the enduring stockpile.
1989 February 1998: Nevada Program Leader - Program Manager directing field and engineering resources to execute underground nuclear tests and experiments at the Nevada Test Site. Provided the LLNL direction and support to DOE/NV in the overall management, consolidation, and use of NTS resources in a collaborative effort with LANL, Sandia, DTRA, and the Nevada contractors. This included the "rightsizing" of LLNL and Nevada resources following the cessation of underground testing in 1992 and helped to establish the role and mission of Nevada in Stockpile Stewardship. Note: 11/94 to 2/1998: Nevada Experiments and Operations Program Leader, Defense and Nuclear Technologies Directorate; 8/89 to 11/94: Deputy Associate Director for Test Engineering and Field Operations Program Leader, Nuclear Test-Experimental Science Directorate
July 1987 - August 1989: R Program, Test Engineering Program Leader: Program Manager directing LLNLs underground test resources (~$35M) to field NTS events and experiments in the development of x-ray lasers for national security.
May 1985- July 1987: Nuclear Test Engineering Division, Division Leader: Line Manager of an engineering effort (~250 staff members) representing technological expertise in the engineering disciplines necessary to support LLNLs underground nuclear testing program - special emphasis on structural and thermal design and analysis, instrument and sensor engineering, field engineering, and project management.
March 1983-May 1985: Materials Fabrication Deputy Division Leader: Line Manager for LLNLs fabrication effort (~450 scientific staff members, craftsmen, and craftswomen) in the areas of forming, heat treating, machining, metrology, assembly, process engineering, optics, plastics, and precision engineering.
September 1980 - March 1983: Materials Science Division Leader: Line Manager of a materials science effort (~150 staff members) representing technological expertise in metallurgy, ceramics, corrosion, thermochemistry, radiation damage, chemical fuel cells, polymeric materials, fiber composites, surface science, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and joining. Managed the Division's resources to technically meet programmatic objectives in support of LLNLs national security, energy, and environmental programs. Technical Director for the Weapons Materials Research and Development Facility (WMRDF), a combination of state-of-the-art materials science laboratories and attending offices representing a line item construction investment of approximately $25M.
October 1971- September 1980: Materials Scientist/Welding Engineer within the Chemistry and Materials Science Department. Bench Scientist working in support of LLNLs national security, energy, and environmental programs. Technical, project, and first line supervisor assignments primarily in support of LLNLs national security programs.
"Laser Welding of W-Re Alloys," AWS Conference on Joining of Refractory Alloys for Advanced Applications, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 1986.
K. Syn, J. W. Dini, J. S. Taylor, G. L. Mara, R. R. Vandervoort, and R. R. Donaldson, "Influence of Phosphorous Content and Heat Treatment on the Machinability of Electroless Nickel Deposits," UCRL 91148, January 1985.
"Welding metallurgy of Uranium and uranium .25 wt% Vanadium Alloys," ASM Academy for Metals and Materials Course, "Metallurgical Technology of Uranium and Uranium Alloys," Vol. 3. Manufacturing of Uranium and Uranium Alloys and Surface Metallurgy of Uranium and Uranium Alloys, ASM, 1982.
"Joining Techniques and the Welding Metallurgy of W-25 wt% Re and W-3.5 wt% Ni-1.5 wt% Fe in Similar and Dissimilar Metal Combinations," 107th AIME Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 1978.
H. Wood and G. L. Mara, "Eliminating Cold-Shut Defects in Deep, Single-Pass Electron Beam Welds in Uranium." Welding Journal, March 1977.
"Welding for Fusion Energy, " Spring Meeting of Santa Clara Valley Section, American Welding Society, April 1977.
Glenn L. Mara, "The Dynamic Tear Test and It's Potential in Determining the Toughness of Welds," Society of Manufacturing Engineers Technical Paper No AD75-850, October 1975.
Glenn L. Mara, E. R. Funk, R. C. McMaster, and P. E. Pence, "Penetration Mechanism of Electron Beam Welding and the Spiking Phenomenon," Welding Journal, June 1974.
Method for Producing Spike-Free Electron Beam Partial Penetration Welds, United States Patent No. 3,780,256, Glenn L. Mara, Robert C. McMaster, December 18, 1973.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, HONORS, ETC.
United States Department of Energy, Weapons Recognition of Excellence Award for Technical and Management Leadership in Nuclear Test Engineering, 1991.
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Achievement Award - Highest Grade in the State in the Welding Examination, November 1981.
John L. Adank Memorial Scholarship
Registered Professional Engineer, E-046831
Tau Beta Pi
American Society for Metals
American Welding Society