Lab scientist wins outstanding doctoral thesis award

July 21, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Yuan Shi has earned the American Physical Society’s (APS) Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award for his work in plasma physics. The award recognizes exceptional young scientists who have performed original thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in plasma physics. The citation on his award...

LLNL Director Bill Goldstein announces retirement

July 7, 2020- 
William H. Goldstein today announced he will retire as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, (LLNS) following the selection of his successor. Goldstein was named the 12th director of the Lab and the third president of LLNS on March 31, 2014. LLNS manages the Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National...

DOE honors two early career Lab scientists

June 23, 2020- 
Two scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are recipients of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Federica Coppari and Erin Nuccio are among 76 scientists nationwide selected for the recognition. Under the program, typical awards for DOE national laboratory staff are $500,000 per year for five years. "The...

LLNS, North Wind sign supplemental labor agreement

June 1, 2020- 
North Wind Services (NWS), LLC, has been selected by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) as the supplemental labor provider for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNS manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The transition from Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), the current supplemental labor provider, to NWS...

Lisa Woodrow selected to lead Lab’s ES&H

Feb. 19, 2020- 
Lisa Woodrow, a longtime manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been named associate director of the Lab’s Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) program. Director Bill Goldstein and Deputy Director Linda Bauer announced the selection Feb. 19; the appointment is effective March 12. As the new associate director for ES&H, Woodrow will report to the deputy director and...

Forensic scientist wins 'outstanding' early career award

Feb. 11, 2020- 
A chemist who is the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Forensic Science Center is the recipient of the 2020 “Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award.” The award, given to LLNL’s Audrey Williams, is presented annually by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council. This year’s award will be presented by Susan...

Physicist Luisa Hansen celebrates 60 years at LLNL

Jan. 21, 2020- 
Luisa Hansen is not one to sit still or be idle. Having worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the past 60 years (joining just seven years after the Lab opened), she can still be seen going from one meeting to another and attending Lab events. Hansen, a nuclear physicist, enjoys her job and has no immediate plans to retire. “If you enjoy what you are doing, work hard...

Workforce magazine names LLNL 2019 Optimas winner

Dec. 17, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was announced as a winner in the General Excellence category of the 2019 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 29th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives. Twenty-two companies...

Brooks awarded John S. Foster Jr. Medal

Dec. 13, 2019- 
National security leaders past and present filled the Bldg. 453 auditorium last month to pay tribute to one of the nation’s visionaries in the fields of nuclear deterrence and arms control, former ambassador for arms control, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), nuclear submarine officer and the 2019 recipient of the John S. Foster, Jr. Medal, Linton Brooks....

Glassdoor ranks Lab among top 10 best places to work

Dec. 11, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored for the second year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Laboratory as one of the top 10 best places to work nationwide in 2020. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 12th year, is based solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies...

Lab and Las Positas College celebrate five years of engineering workforce pathway program

Dec. 10, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) leadership and employees, along with faculty, administrators and students of Las Positas College, gathered at the school on Dec. 4 to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the award-winning Engineering Technology Program (ETP), also known as Vets2Tech.   A partnership of the Lab, Las Positas, the Alameda County Workforce Development Board, the...

LLNL champions neurodiversity with internships

Dec. 4, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made big headway toward becoming an employer that embraces neurodiversity with hopes that through a successful internship program, neurodivergent individuals will look to LLNL as an employer of choice. To celebrate the Neurodiversity Initiative, an internship collaboration with Orion Academy and the California Regional Centers, LLNL...

Linda Bauer named Laboratory's deputy director

Oct. 30, 2019- 
Linda R. Bauer has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) deputy director, as well as vice president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Lab Director Bill Goldstein announced. The announcement was made Wednesday during a special meeting to introduce Bauer to all employees. She replaces Tom Gioconda, who announced he was stepping down from the position in...

Six Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Sept. 19, 2019- 
Six Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Chris Carson of the Global Security Directorate, Larry Fried of the Materials Science Division of...

Linton Brooks awarded John S. Foster Medal for contributions to nuclear security

Aug. 22, 2019- 
Linton Brooks, ambassador for arms control, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and a nuclear submarine officer, is a leader in advancing U.S. national security and international cooperation for a more secure world. In recognition of his outstanding service to the nation, Brooks has been named the fifth recipient of the John S. Foster Medal. Established by La...

Physicist Maria Gatu Johnson wins APS award

Aug. 6, 2019- 
Nuclear physicist Maria Gatu Johnson, who plays a key role in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and Discovery Science campaigns at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), was named winner of the Katherine E. Weimer Award recognizing outstanding plasma science research by a woman physicist in the early stages of her career. "I am honored and grateful that my efforts to do the best work I can...

Livermore Lab Foundation awards scholarship to Cal State East Bay computer science student

Aug. 2, 2019- 
Alan Noun, a computer science student at Cal State University East Bay and the recipient of the Livermore Lab Foundation's first full-year scholarship, has started a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In partnership with Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB), the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) awarded Noun a one-year stipend to allow him to devote more time...

DOE Office of Science honors two Lab scientists

Aug. 1, 2019- 
Two scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are recipients of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Jingke Xu and Kathryn Mohror are among the 73 scientists nationwide who were selected for the recognition. Under the program, typical awards for DOE national laboratory staff are $500,000 per year for five years. "Support...

Klein named American Meteorological fellow

July 31, 2019- 
Atmospheric scientist Stephen Klein has been selected as a fellow of the American Meteorological Society. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the premier scientific and professional organization in the United States promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences. AMS membership numbers 13,000 and is divided roughly evenly among the...

Students get a taste of Lab machinist work

July 26, 2019- 
Foothill High junior Lauren Graham has wanted to be an engineer since she took a class in eighth grade. Still undecided about her precise career path, she wants to expand her knowledge base and learn about all aspects of manufacturing. After seeing the many milling and welding machines, lathes and precision tools used at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and learning about the...