Scientific publishing organizations and national laboratories partner on transgender-inclusive name-change process for published papers

July 28, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of 17 U.S. national laboratories entering a partnership with prominent publishers, journals and other organizations in scientific publishing to support name-change requests from researchers on past published papers. This agreement will allow researchers who wish to change their names to claim ownership more easily of work from all stages...

LLNL’s Bill Pitz earns Department of Energy lifetime distinguished achievement award

June 29, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer Bill Pitz has earned a lifetime distinguished achievement award from the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (DOE VTO) for his significant contributions to the field of chemical kinetics. Pitz, along with retiree Charles Westbrook, produced a chemical kinetic study of fuel additives for engine knock in spark ignition...

Lab names Rachelle Jeppson chief financial officer

June 23, 2021- 
Rachelle Jeppson has been selected as the chief financial officer (CFO) for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Director Kimberly Budil announced today. Her appointment will be effective June 27. As CFO, Jeppson will oversee the Lab’s $2.6 billion annual budget and will provide management and leadership for a large staff of financial professionals covering accounting, budget...

DOE honors two early career Lab scientists

June 4, 2021- 
Two scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are recipients of the 2021 Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Andrea Schmidt and Xue Zheng are among 83 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 Early...

Lab postdocs invited to prestigious Heidelberg Forum

May 21, 2021- 
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoctoral researchers are among a select group of 200 scientists invited to attend the 8thHeidelberg Laureate Forum, an international conference that connects young researchers with laureates of the major prizes in mathematics and computer science. For a week in September, LLNL computational engineering postdocs Ruben Glatt and Felipe...

Showcasing the Lab’s military and veterans service

May 21, 2021- 
The Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is committed to supporting and recruiting military students, reserve and active duty, transitioning service men and women and veterans. The program’s initial focus on recruiting and hiring has aided directly in the employment of 463 veterans, with many more serving on internships ranging...

LLNL featured as a top STEM workplace by AISES

May 20, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2021, as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals. LLNL shares this honor alongside other top companies striving to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace...

Lab’s Bill Pitz selected as SAE fellow

May 7, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) materials scientist Bill Pitz has been selected as a 2021 SAE fellow. Established in 1977, SAE fellow status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by the organization to members from industry and academia. More than 750 individuals have earned the distinction since its implementation. I greatly appreciate being recognized as an SAE...

Penn State student to serve at Lab as part of DOE Graduate Student Research Program

May 5, 2021- 
Penn State graduate student Joseph Mattocks has been selected to serve at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. Mattocks will serve in LLNL's Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division. I feel both honored and grateful to have been given this opportunity to pursue a portion of my...

Krell Institute honors Hittinger with Corones Award

April 29, 2021- 
The Krell Institute, a nonprofit organization serving the scientific and educational communities, has awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational scientist Jeff Hittinger with its 2021 James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication. The award, named for the institute’s founder, recognizes mid-career scientists and engineers who are making...

LLNL’s Cross receives Meritorious Civilian Service Award

April 28, 2021- 
Chris Cross, deputy associate program leader for Weapons and Complex Integration’s (WCI) Strategic Partnership Programs, has received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army for his time on the Army Science Board (ASB). He received the award for his service as a member of a 5th Generation Combat Vehicle and related 2040 Battlefield study from August 2018 to...

Lab postdocs selected to participate in Nobel meeting

April 23, 2021- 
Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoctoral appointees have been selected to attend the 70th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany this June thanks to the University of California President’s 2021 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows Program. The three selected to attend the meeting are Oluwatomi (Tomi) Akindele, Matthew Edwards and Wei Jia Ong. The...

De Supinski named one of HPCwire’s 'People to Watch'

April 13, 2021- 
Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) chief technology officer (CTO) for Livermore Computing (LC), is one of the top influencers in the high performance computing industry for 2021, according to HPCwire. On April 7, the publication honored de Supinski as one of its "People to Watch," a group of 14 “innovators and visionaries building and deploying the...

Dreicer garners NNSA Gold Award

March 26, 2021- 
When Mona Dreicer learned she had been tapped to receive one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) top awards, she had two reactions – she was surprised and she was honored. The deputy director of the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) for six years until her retirement in 2020, Dreicer has been named a recipient of the NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished...

Lab event encourages growth of women in data science

March 17, 2021- 
Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s 4th Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event brought women together to discuss successes, opportunities and challenges of being female in a mostly male field. The Lab’s first-ever virtual WiDS gathering attracted dozens of LLNL data scientists as well as some from outside the Lab, and...

Villanueva shares path to growth at diversity summit

March 11, 2021- 
Jeene Villanueva, a computer scientist and group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), represented the Laboratory at the 2021 Lab Manager Diversity Digital Summit, “Building Better Labs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” held in February. Watch it here. Villanueva was one of four expert speakers featured during the two-day virtual event. Each speaker offered guidance on...

Goldstein receives the gold from DOE and NNSA

March 4, 2021- 
Outgoing director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Bill Goldstein has received honors from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in recognition of his significant accomplishments as a scientist, leader in national security and director of LLNL. Goldstein retired March 1 after more than 36 years at LLNL and seven years as its...

Retiring Director Bill Goldstein leaves behind a rich legacy of extraordinary growth, innovation for the Lab

Feb. 24, 2021- 
Nearly a year into piloting a major scientific institution through one of the most taxing and disruptive global events in modern history, outgoing Livermore Lab Director Bill Goldstein is ready for a vacation. One of Goldstein’s first orders of business following his retirement on March 1 is returning to the lush slopes, coffee plantations and sandy beaches of Kona, Hawaii, resuming a...

Tarver honored with American Physical Society award

Feb. 24, 2021- 
Craig Tarver, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) retiree and consultant to the Lab’s Energetic Materials Center, has been honored with the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2021 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award for “theoretical advancement of the understanding of shock-driven reactions and detonation in condensed phase explosives.” Since 1987, the award —...

LLNL’s Charles and Debbie Ball receive Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service

Feb. 5, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Charles and Debbie Ball have received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Medal for Exceptional Public Service while on assignment with OSD. The medal is presented by the secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals. The citation noted that Charles Ball made substantial...