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...

Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

Sept. 5, 2018- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) fourth annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. The EMCR Program recognizes scientific and technical accomplishments, leadership and future promise demonstrated by LLNL scientists and engineers in their early to mid-careers — from five to 20 years since they received their most recent degree....

Five researchers named to '40 Under 40' list

Aug. 29, 2018- 
Five Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers join an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, writers, executives, philanthropists and more on Diablo Magazine’s annual "40 Under 40" list, which recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Louisa Pickworth, an experimental physicist and group leader in the Physics Division, works on X...

John Nuckolls to be awarded John S. Foster Jr. Medal for contributions to nuclear security

Aug. 8, 2018- 
For more than 60 years, John Nuckolls has dedicated his career to advancing science and technology in support of U.S. national security. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the nation, he has been named the fourth recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal. Established by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and bestowed on an annual basis by the director...

Lawrence Livermore chemist elected ACS fellow

July 25, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) chemist Dawn Shaughnessy, whose team helped discover six new elements on the periodic table, has been elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The fellows program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and ACS. Shaughnessy is the group leader...

LLNL scientist named ASME fellow

May 16, 2018- 
Fady Najjar, a design physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Najjar was recognized for "significant contributions and innovations in computational techniques for fluid flows, for advances in understanding of high-speed gas particle flows including shock physics, for advances in simulations...

Lab's Data Science Institute brings best minds in AI, machine learning under one umbrella

April 3, 2018- 
Machine learning. Deep learning. Artificial intelligence. Computer vision. Big data analytics. These aren’t just techie buzzwords — they’re all areas of research that fall under the sweeping term "data science." So how does a national laboratory, with researchers exploring all of these areas and more, coalesce these disciplines into a unified group? Launched earlier this year, the Data...

Vets2Tech connects veterans, job opportunities

March 16, 2018- 
Student veterans from East Bay community colleges visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on March 9 as part of a weeklong event connecting veterans to employment opportunities in tech, manufacturing and construction. The Veterans to Technology (Vets2Tech) Week, which began on March 5, enabled student veterans to visit two of the East Bay’s largest employers -- LLNL and...

Lab director names Reva Nickelson to lead Operations and Business Directorate at LLNL

March 15, 2018- 
Reva Nickelson has been named the principal associate director for Operations and Business at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Director Bill Goldstein announced. Nickelson will assume her new role on April 16. Nickelson, who serves as Facilities Division director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was chosen for this key senior leadership position at Livermore, following a...

ROTC Day returns to Lawrence Livermore

March 6, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) welcomed more than 75 cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Merchant Marines last week for the annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Office of Defense Coordination (ODC) and Strategic Human Resources Management, is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about...

DOE, VA meet to address veterans' challenges through supercomputing technologies

Feb. 16, 2018- 
Officials and top scientists with the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and several national labs gathered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) earlier this month for a two-day event to discuss using supercomputing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to solve major challenges facing veterans. The meeting was...

Go-getter undergrad lands second-author credential for 'hydrogen-getters' research

Feb. 7, 2018- 
It’s rare for an undergraduate science student to appear as an author on a scientific journal paper, and when they do, theirs is usually the last name on the list. However, Elizabeth Sangalang, a graduating senior studying biochemistry at California State University East Bay, has landed a second-author credential through the research she completed as a summer intern at Lawrence Livermore...

Former LLNL physicist honored by Uppsala University for research with intense X-ray pulses

Jan. 18, 2018- 
Henry Chapman, who worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 1996 to 2007, will be presented on Jan. 26 with an honorary doctorate by Sweden's Uppsala University for his work on developing techniques for imaging and crystallography with intense X-ray pulses. In addition to lecturing as a professor of physics at Hamburg University, Chapman is the division director at the...

Lab physicist wins Lifetime Achievement award

Jan. 4, 2018- 
Charles Orth, who has served as a physicist with Lawrence Livermore NationaI Laboratory (LLNL) for more than 40 years, was presented with the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the publication Marquis Who’s Who. Marquis Who’s Who is a directory of short biographies of notable figures, and the publication bestows their Lifetime Achievement Award on a biographee who has...

Gamboa a role model for women pursuing STEM

Dec. 21, 2017- 
"These women represent the diversity of New Mexico. They were chosen for the grace and grit at which they pursue life and career." -The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge _________ Marisol Gamboa, computer scientist and associate division leader for the Global Security Computing Applications Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was selected to serve as a role model...

Lab employee and veteran Steve Leahy volunteers to help disaster victims rebuild

Nov. 16, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ If you ask Steve Leahy where he was after Hurricane Harvey, the deadly and destructive 2017 storm that...

Lab employees selected as 2017 APS fellows

Oct. 31, 2017- 
Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists -- Nathan Barton, Lab Director William Goldstein and Robert Kirkwood -- have been selected as 2017 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to APS fellowship recognizes the society member's exceptional contributions to the field of physics through research, leadership, applications of physics or contributions to...

Haefner elected fellow of Optical Society

Oct. 26, 2017- 
Constantin Haefner, program director for Advanced Photon Technology (APT) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of The Optical Society of America (OSA). Haefner was recognized for "pioneering next-generation, high-average-power petawatt laser systems enabling a new arena of applications and sustained advancement of state-of-the art technologies in large-scale,...

Lab physicist elected SPIE senior member

Sept. 11, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Regina Soufli has been elected as an SPIE senior member. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, bestows the senior member designation on individuals who have distinguished themselves through their professional experience and their active involvement within both the optics community and SPIE. Soufli is recognized for...

Lab earns Glassdoor's 'OpenCompany' status

Aug. 29, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has achieved Glassdoor’s OpenCompany status, a distinct profile badge that recognizes companies that emphasize transparency in the workplace between employer and employee. Glassdoor, a website like Yelp, but for employers, is a leading destination for job seekers to research a variety of companies and decide if they want to work there. In 2014,...