LLNL Director Kim Budil named to 'Power 100' list

Feb. 3, 2023- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Power 100, an inaugural list highlighting the top 100 business leaders in the Bay Area. The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to highlight leaders who are adeptly navigating their companies and...

Benjy Grover appointed as transformation officer for LLNL

Feb. 3, 2023- 
Benjy Grover has been appointed transformation officer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), effective Feb. 2, 2023. In this newly established role, Grover will help drive, coordinate and enable many of the Lab’s ongoing and future transformation efforts in culture, people management, policy, business systems and transformation-related strategic planning. His appointment comes at...

Beating the odds: Former Energetic Materials Center intern named U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year

Jan. 27, 2023- 
Second Lt. Hannah Fletcher, a 2021 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) summer intern, has been named the 2022 United States Air Force (USAF) Cadet of the Year. This award recognizes the best cadet in an Air Force commissioning program based on military performance, academics and physical fitness. LLNL’s ROTC internship program reinforces...

All eyes on Kerrie Ingraham

Jan. 19, 2023- 
When Kerrie Ingraham started at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), she was immediately impressed by the welcoming environment that she encountered. Within her first year, she’d already discovered ways to participate in the Lab’s culture of guidance and mentorship. “Despite this being one of the largest organizations I’ve ever worked for, LLNL provides a lot of resources for...

LLNL’s de Supinski named 2022 ACM fellow

Jan. 18, 2023- 
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Chief Technology Officer for Livermore Computing (LC) Bronis R. de Supinski as a 2022 ACM fellow, recognizing him for his contributions to the design of large-scale systems and their programming systems and software. The prestigious ACM fellows program honors the top 1% of ACM members for their...

LLNL scientist named to Forbes ’30 under 30’ list

Jan. 18, 2023- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory materials scientist Daniel Schwalbe-Koda has been named one of Forbes “30 under 30” for 2023 in the science category. Forbes features a list of 600 individuals under the age of 30 each year, who have impactful careers and/or accomplishments across a span of industries — healthcare, science, consumer technology, Hollywood, retail, social media, sports...

All eyes on Tanim Islam

Jan. 13, 2023- 
For Tanim Islam, a physicist in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)  Design Physics Division, mentorship means improving systems that serve as barriers to employees as they acclimate and begin to work. One of his passions is looking closely at whether employees have suitable structures to accomplish their tasks. “I make a point to talk to newer staff about what sort of help...

Sue Marlais selected as LLNL’s chief information officer

Dec. 12, 2022- 
Sue Marlais has been named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s chief information officer (CIO), Deputy Director Carolyn Zerkle announced today. Her appointment is effective immediately. In this role, Marlais will execute all institutional information technology (IT) efforts, including business application development and support, institutional data center management, networking...

Conference celebrates 30 years of inspiring girls toward careers in STEM

Nov. 16, 2022- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with the theme "STEM: It's Like Magic, but Real," on Saturday, Nov. 5, bringing more than 250 girls (and some boys) to the University of the Pacific (UOP) campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National...

Lab researchers elected Optica fellows

Nov. 9, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Félicie Albert and Craig Siders have been selected as fellows of Optica (formerly OSA). Fellows are selected based on several factors, including distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business and serving the optics and photonics community. Click here to see the entire Optica 2023 class. Félicie...

First-ever LLNL career fair overflows with applicants

Nov. 9, 2022- 
As Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recruits top talent for more than 500 open positions across all directorates and disciplines, hundreds of LLNL hopefuls lined up around the outside of the building and down the sidewalk on Wednesday to enter the Lab’s first-ever onsite career fair.  Interest in joining the Lab is high, especially with layoffs affecting many companies in the...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host career fair

Oct. 19, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue bold and innovative science and technology, finding solutions to some of the greatest security challenges facing the nation and the world — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 500 open positions, LLNL is hosting its first-ever on-site career fair to share...

Kraus honored for inaugural American Physical Society award

Oct. 11, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research scientist Richard Kraus is the recipient of the inaugural American Physical Society’s 2023 Neil Ashcroft Early Career Award for Studies of Matter at Extreme High Pressure Conditions. Kraus is recognized for his outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions by an early-career scientist to studies of matter at extreme high-pressure...

Former Lab physicist earns Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct. 5, 2022- 
John Clauser, an experimental physicist who spent a decade at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with French scientist Alain Aspect and Austrian scientist Anton Zeilinger. The Nobel Committee, made up of members from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, cited the trio for “experiments with entangled photons, establishing...

Lab’s Tom Ramos reflects on ‘From Berkeley to Berlin’

Oct. 3, 2022- 
Physicist Tom Ramos has had several roles for the past 40 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served as a member of the nuclear team that developed the X-ray laser for President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, he supported United States arms control negotiations for START, and over a span of seventeen years he created and ran a program for the Department of Defense...

San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference returns in-person to celebrate 30 years

Sept. 23, 2022- 
Registration is now open for the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, celebrating its 30-year anniversary with the theme, “STEM: It’s Like Magic but Real.” The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. View the flyer. SJEYH is geared toward young women in grades 6-12 and...

LLNL's Raymond Baez Pares wins DOE award for emergency management contributions

Sept. 20, 2022- 
Raymond Baez Pares, emergency management technical planning basis engineer within the Emergency Management Department’s Planning and Preparedness Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was selected ‘Contractor Member of the Year’ by the Department of Energy (DOE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG). The EMI SIG coordinates the exchange of...

Steven Bohlen selected as senior director for LLNL’s Office of Government and External Affairs

Sept. 19, 2022- 
Steven Bohlen has been named as the senior director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Office of Government and External Affairs (OGEA), Director Kimberly Budil announced today. His appointment is effective Sept. 18. In this new role, Bohlen will partner with the Senior Management Team (SMT) to develop and manage strong and productive relationships between the Laboratory and...

Livermore astronaut mural encourages people to ‘Dream Big’

Sept. 16, 2022- 
At the age of 10, Larry Lagin already knew he wanted to become a scientist — his inspiration was NASA’s space program. “It was the space program that really got me involved and excited to go into science,” said Lagin, former deputy project manager for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and most energetic laser. “It was something that really inspired me.” He even...

Johnny Foster at 100

Sept. 15, 2022- 
The Laboratory’s Johnny Foster: nuclear weapon designer and team leader, former Laboratory director, former director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense and record-setting ski jumper, turns 100 years old this week. As he does so, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory celebrates a century of his extraordinary life and accomplishments. “In my view, Johnny is...