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...

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...