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,...

Victor H. Reis to be awarded John S. Foster Jr. Medal for contributions to nuclear security

Aug. 8, 2017- 
For more than 50 years, Victor Reis 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 third 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 of L...

Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

July 20, 2017- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) third annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. "Rewarding exceptional early and mid-career employees is key to retaining and developing a world-class workforce," Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein said. "This program recognizes technical staff who have demonstrated significant accomplishments...

Lab scientist takes stage at World Economic Forum's annual 'meeting of the champions'

July 12, 2017- 
The global spotlight was on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma when she took the stage at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions, recently held in Dalian, China. The theme of this year’s meeting was "Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution," and focused on collaboration in innovation, entrepreneurship, science...

Laboratory work/life manager a 'Game Changer'

July 7, 2017- 
Kellie Glaser, program manager for the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently announced as a 2017 Workforce Game Changers Award winner by Workforce Magazine. This international award program, now in its seventh year, selects the top human resources practitioners and strategists under the age of 40 dedicated to...

Lab engineer named veteran of the year

June 27, 2017- 
Assemblywoman Catherine Baker has recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer Destiny Goddu as the 16th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year, adding to Goddu’s already impressive collection of awards. Baker (R-Dublin) issued the resolution honoring Goddu during a ceremony at Las Positas College, where Goddu, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received her...

Graduate students earn awards to work at LLNL

June 21, 2017- 
Three graduate students have earned Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program awards to perform their doctoral dissertation research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The prestigious award helps cover living expenses and travel for 53 students from universities across the nation. Their proposed research projects address scientific...

Félicie Albert receives APS award

June 19, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Félicie Albert received the 2017 Katherine E. Weimer Award by the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics (DPP). The award will be presented during the DPP annual meeting the week of Oct. 23-27 in Wisconsin. Albert was awarded "For pioneering development and characterization of X-ray sources from laser-wakefield accelerators and...

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

May 8, 2017- 
Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers 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. Bob Deri of the Engineering Directorate, Frank Graziani of the Weapons and Complex Integration...

Rad to the bone: Meet NIF's rad control technicians

April 26, 2017- 
It is 6:30 a.m. when Myrna Gutierrez and Judy Zarco suit up inside the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to begin their 13-hour shift. As radiation control technicians (RCTs), they will maintain the safety of a 10-story building the size of three football fields housing the world’s largest, most energetic laser. It is not an average workplace, and the stakes are high when teams of researchers...

International math society honors Woodward

April 14, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory mathematician Carol Woodward became the first Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee named as a fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), recognizing her for her work in developing mathematical algorithms and software for faster and more accurate simulations of complex physical phenomena. Woodward, who has...

McCallen recognized by Chico State University

April 4, 2017- 
It’s been more than three decades since Rose McCallen graduated from California State University, Chico, but in the intervening years she hasn’t forgotten her alma mater.   And just the other day, the university remembered – and honored – her.   McCallen, who graduated from Chico State in 1980 with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering, has been named a 2017...

Lab employees author X-ray imaging book

March 28, 2017- 
After three current and former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees and a university professor found a need, they started down the long road to meet it. When the LLNL trio -- physicist Harry Martz, retired engineer Clint Logan and retired computer scientist Dan Schneberk -- and a colleague surveyed scientific books on X-ray imaging, they discovered a glaring gap: Multiple...

Engineer wins scholarship for women veterans

March 23, 2017- 
U.S. Marine veteran Destiny Goddu has spent her whole life working with machines. As a young girl growing up in Livermore, she helped her father, a mechanic, disassemble and rebuild car engines and tinkered with auto parts in the family garage. After joining the Marines, she worked on missile guidance systems, and as a Lab employee, hired part-time through the award-winning Veterans to...

Lab honored for Vets to Tech program

March 14, 2017- 
For veterans returning from military service and attempting to readjust to civilian life and the classroom, the transition can be a culture shock. To help give veterans on-the-job experience while they continue their education in engineering, math and physics -- in addition to solving a need for engineers in the coming years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- the Lab, Las Positas...

Weisz selected for Hutcheon Fellowship

March 13, 2017- 
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoc who was mentored by Lab scientist Ian Hutcheon has been named the first recipient of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new fellowship that honors Hutcheon. David Weisz, who has worked at the Lab since August as a chemist in the Chemical and Isotopic Signatures Group, has been selected to receive the "Dr. Ian Hutcheon Post...

ROTC Day brings cadets, midshipmen to the Lab

March 2, 2017- 
More than 75 cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Merchant Marines visited the Laboratory on Tuesday for the annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Day. The annual event, sponsored by the National Security Office (NSO) and Strategic Human Resources Management, is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about LLNL, its mission, programs and...

National Academy honors Westbrook

Feb. 22, 2017- 
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) bestowed its highest honor to retired Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior scientist Charlie Westbrook.Westbrook was recognized for his "pioneering development, applications and leadership in chemical kinetic modeling to advance combustion science and technology." He is part of a 105-person class to be inducted at the NAE’s annual...

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Feb. 3, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars.The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an exciting, diverse and often interdisciplinary environment. Postdocs are involved in basic science as...

Meet Tom Braun

Jan. 27, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdocs and graduate scholars.___________________ Full Name: Tom BraunHometown: Berlin, GermanyEducation: Braun received his master’s degree in physics from Technical University Munich, Germany and his Ph.D. in materials science from Technical University...