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...

Lawrence Livermore geophysicist receives NNSA Administrator's Gold Award

Jan. 20, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory geophysicist and a leader in the Global Security Principal Directorate Jay Zucca has received one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) top awards for his work in nonproliferation and nuclear security.Zucca, principal deputy for Global Security, was presented with the NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Award Jan. 12 by...

Meet Madison Martin

Jan. 20, 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._________Full name: Madison MartinHometown: Cooper City, FloridaEducational background: Martin received a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from Florida Atlantic University Honors College, her master’s degree in nuclear engineering from...

Laboratory begins engineering internship program with Texas A&M University

Jan. 19, 2017- 
Looking to ramp up hiring of engineers and extend its reach into the country’s top engineering schools, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is launching an internship program with Texas A&M University (TAMU) that will bring promising engineering students to the Lab starting this summer.If selected, up to two TAMU (undergraduate, junior or senior) students will work for a summer at...

Obama honors two LLNL researchers

Jan. 18, 2017- 
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers were among the recipients named by President Obama for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), announced in Washington D.C. Jan. 9.Jonathan Belof and Eric Duoss joined 100 others in winning the highest honor the U.S. government gives to scientists and engineers for innovative research...

Introducing Ryan Sacks

Jan. 13, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs.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 at the Laboratory are involved in basic science as well as...

Lab ranks competitively in employee 'perks'

Jan. 12, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) ranks ninth overall in employee "perks" compared to other high tech companies nationwide. The ranking was received after LLNL was evaluated in a 2016 study conducted by Willis Towers Watson.The Laboratory was one of 28 companies that participated in the 2016 U.S. Perks Study, which measures and benchmarks the prevalence and value of employee perks...

Laboratory leadership development programs earn top awards for excellence in 2016

Jan. 9, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) received two top honors in 2016 for implementing a comprehensive leadership development training program, designed to grow leaders at all levels of the organization.The Leadership & Management Development Program, implemented by the Training and Development team within the Strategic Human Resources Management Directorate at LLNL, has taken a...

Lab honored for military recruiting programs

Nov. 30, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been honored with a Gold 2016 Optimas Award for Recruiting from Workforce Magazine, recognizing the Lab for excellence in its military internship programs. The Optimas awards are given out annually in 10 categories. The recruiting award recognizes organizations that have developed and implemented an innovative and effective recruitment initiative...

Friedmann receives Greenman Award

Nov. 22, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) energy guru Julio Friedmann has been honored with the Greenman Award by the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference series. Friedmann is recognized for his tireless efforts to promote carbon capture and storage, particularly at large scale. This award is given to those who have made career-scale impact on the management of CO2 remova...

Postdocs shine at Laboratory 'Research Slam!'

Oct. 26, 2016- 
The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab’s mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their presentation skills, Laboratory postdocs were invited to participate in Research Slam! 2016, the first of...