For immediate release: 02/06/2013 | NR-13-02-01

William Goldstein selected as Lawrence Livermore deputy director for Science and Technology

Lynda L Seaver, LLNL, (925) 423-3103,

William Goldstein
LIVERMORE, Calif., -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Parney Albright has selected William Goldstein as deputy director of Science and Technology. Goldstein had served in this position in an acting capacity since September 2012.

"Bill's 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 make him the best choice for this role," Albright said. "In the short time he served in the acting position, he has produced results and continued to propel our critical initiatives forward."

As deputy director for Science and Technology, Goldstein will continue to serve as a champion of the Laboratory's scientific and technical programs, and will lead the strategic deployment of the Laboratory's science and technology capabilities. He will oversee the Lab's portfolio of world-class S&T activities, taking line responsibility for the science, technological and engineering institutional roadmap, including the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program, collaborative research with academia and private industry and institutional planning activities.

Goldstein's service to the Laboratory spans 27 years and his accomplishments illustrate his strong commitment to supporting major programs within the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, NASA and academic programs. He has a Ph.D. 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 the DOE Weapons Recognition of Excellence Award in 1994.

"Through the screening process conducted over the last several months and from the input received from key stakeholders, it was clear that Bill is viewed as a respected and trusted scientist and manager among Laboratory employees and senior management, as well with government sponsors and academic and private industry collaborators," Albright said.

"I personally value Bill's management expertise, unique direct management approach, and his proven commitment to the Laboratory's workforce and our mission execution. I look forward to his continuing leadership contributions."

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nation's most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.