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...

Lab names new Security director

July 25, 2019- 
Gregg Cox, who has served with the FBI since 1991, has been named the new Security Organization director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Lab Director Bill Goldstein made the announcement Thursday; the position is effective Sept. 3. Cox comes from FBI headquarters, where he serves as assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group, responsible for all global...

Presidential honors for four Lab researchers

July 17, 2019- 
Four scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been selected for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers who are early in their careers and have distinguished themselves in their respective fields. Félicie Albert, Daniel Casey, Richard...

Lab work/life coordinator is a 'Game Changer'

July 16, 2019- 
Colin Yamaoka, program coordinator for the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently named as a 2019 Game Changers award winner by Workforce Magazine. This international award program, now in its ninth year, selects the top human resources practitioners and strategists under the age of 40 dedicated to pushing the...

Three Lawrence Livermore scientists named senior members of the Optical Society

July 9, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Félicie Albert, Eyal Feigenbaum and Bruce Warner have been named senior members of the Optical Society (OSA), an international organization for optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators and business leaders. Senior membership status recognizes members with more than 10 years of professional experience in optics or an optics...

Santer to receive honorary graduate degree from the University of East Anglia

June 19, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientist Benjamin Santer is among scientists, authors, actors, business leaders, lawyers, surgeons and philanthropists who will be heading to the University of East Anglia (UEA) to become honorary graduates next month. "Lord of the Rings" and "Titanic" actor Bernard Hill, "Apple Tree Yard" author Louise Doughty and Virgin Money CEO Dame...

Former Lab scientist named MJC president

April 26, 2019- 
When environmental scientist Jim Houpis left Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) more than two decades ago to pursue a career in education, he never imagined he’d become a college president. But that’s exactly what’s happened. Twenty-three years after leaving LLNL in 1996, Houpis is now the president of Modesto Junior College (MJC), one of the oldest community colleges in...

Tammy Ma named 'Woman of the Year'

March 14, 2019- 
Tammy Ma, an experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been named Woman of the Year for the 16th Assembly District by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. "I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Tammy Ma as my Woman of the Year for Assembly District 16.  A Pleasanton resident and first-generation American, Dr. Ma is strongly committed to education and...

Defense recognizes Lab as Patriotic Employer

Feb. 19, 2019- 
An organized effort to support a deployed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee and change a long-standing policy on differential pay for active duty soldiers has garnered Patriotic Employer Awards from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for two LLNL managers. The policy change was initiated by U.S. Army reservist Mike Vieira, a cybersecurity expert on the Lab’s Field...

Tom Epperly: A software architect starts early

Feb. 13, 2019- 
For Tom Epperly, writing software is both a lifelong avocation and a hobby. So, working on a major redesign of NIF’s Virtual Beam Line (VBL) code is a dream come true. As the software architect of the VBL++ project, he is part of the team responsible for reimplementing the older Java-based VBL code into C++ so it can run on supercomputers. "The chance to be the software architect for the...

Lawrence Livermore among Glassdoor's 'best places to work,' ranked top lab employer

Dec. 5, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting...

Workforce magazine announces LLNL as a winner of two 2018 Optimas Awards

Nov. 27, 2018- 
Two programs and teams of employees within the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been honored with gold and silver 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through...

Nuckolls honored with John S. Foster Jr. Medal

Nov. 26, 2018- 
Laboratory leaders past and present filled the Bldg. 482 auditorium on Nov. 8 to pay tribute to one of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) most prolific innovators and visionary leaders, former LLNL director John Nuckolls, the 2018 recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal.   Seven laboratory directors and an Air Force general lined the front row and colleagues of Nuckolls took...

Celebrating diversity and inclusion in tech

Nov. 2, 2018- 
The annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is the premier international gathering of women in computing. This September, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) sent 43 employees to GHC in Houston, Texas — the largest attendance from any national laboratory. Named after American computer scientist Grace Hopper (1906–1992), the conference packs three days of technical and career sessions...