Lab's Mark Rowland named IEEE senior member

Nov. 20, 2012- 
Mark Rowland, a physicist in Global Security's "N" Program, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fewer than 8 percent of IEEE members attain this level. Rowland, who joined the Laboratory in 1984, has worked in the field of radiation detection for much of his 28-year career. He has led Livermore teams that developed a pair of...

Henderson is lone American in CTBT field test

Sept. 13, 2012- 
John Henderson of Global Security was the sole U.S. participant in a May international field test for the on-site inspection division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CTBTO) Provisional Technical Secretariat. The event was sponsored by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and took place on a military base near Taborfalva...

DHS intern helps develop portable virus detection

Aug. 29, 2012- 
When Cesar Ambriz's father discovered a tomato-farming job in northern California, he and his family left their relatives and crossed the Mexican border to establish a life ripe with promise. "In Mexico it's really tough for anyone to go to college, especially to get financial aid. It's a challenge if you don't have money," Ambriz says. After obtaining a high GPA and standardized test scores...

Breath analysis workshop set for biomedicine and national security

Aug. 23, 2012- 
The Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of California, Davis and the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, will host the 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma, Calif.The event, titled "Breath Analysis for Biomedicine and National Security: Sensor Design Issues and Strategies for Biomarker Discovery," will address...

Breath analysis workshop set for biomedicine and national security

Aug. 23, 2012- 
The Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of California, Davis and the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, will host the 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma, Calif.The event, titled "Breath Analysis for Biomedicine and National Security: Sensor Design Issues and Strategies for Biomarker Discovery," will address...

Tom Slezak to advise Department of Defense on biodefense

Aug. 15, 2012- 
Bioinformatics expert Tom Slezak is no stranger to the National Academy of Science (NAS), having served on two committees since 2009. Recently, he was asked to join a standing committee chartered by the Department of Defense (DoD) to advise the DoD on biodefense issues, a much broader scope than either of his previous committee mandates. The NAS in Washington, D.C., is the foremost...

Lab to collaborate with NASA Ames Research Center

June 29, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) in Mountain View, Calif., have agreed to collaborate by sharing technology and resources on technical areas of national interest, including space missions, energy and advanced computing. LLNL director Parney Albright and ARC director Pete Worden signed the agreement Thursday in Livermore, and were briefed...

Lab to collaborate with NASA Ames Research Center

June 29, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) in Mountain View, Calif., have agreed to collaborate by sharing technology and resources on technical areas of national interest, including space missions, energy and advanced computing. LLNL director Parney Albright and ARC director Pete Worden signed the agreement Thursday in Livermore, and were briefed...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Bruce E. Warner selected principal associate director, Global Security

June 14, 2012- 
Bruce Warner has been named principal associate director of Global Security at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Director Parney Albright announced Thursday. Warner takes over the position from Albright, who stepped down as the Global Security leader after he was selected as the 11th Lab director last October. Warner had been serving in an acting capacity since November. In his...

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory team achieves breakthrough detecting nuclear materials

Jan. 11, 2012- 
When a young man was advised to pursue a career in plastics in the 1967 movie, "The Graduate," people could not have envisioned one of the material's uses developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. In a key discovery, a team of LLNL researchers has developed the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays, something...

Hart returns to head Forensic Science Center

Dec. 8, 2011- 
A former researcher in the Lab's Forensic Science Center (FSC) has returned to the Laboratory to lead the center. Brad Hart, who worked as a staff scientist at the FSC from 2004 to 2009, has been named the center's director and started his new position in early October. He returns to LLNL after working for more than two years at the Washington, D.C.-based Defense Intelligence Agency...

Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Oct. 4, 2011- 
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor finishes his examination, the black box beeps, indicating that the pathogen that's making your child sick has been identified. Sound far-fetched? Actually, this scenario is closer...

Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Oct. 4, 2011- 
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor finishes his examination, the black box beeps, indicating that the pathogen that's making your child sick has been identified. Sound far-fetched? Actually, this scenario is closer...

Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Oct. 4, 2011- 
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor finishes his examination, the black box beeps, indicating that the pathogen that's making your child sick has been identified. Sound far-fetched? Actually, this scenario is closer...

An underwater adventure

Sept. 13, 2011- 
Many of Bruce Warner's most vivid memories revolve around water. Some of his first recollections as a toddler are of clinging to the side of a pool, ready for swimming lessons with his twin brother, Allen. Those early lessons set the foundation for a lifetime of comfort in water, one that has come far from that dark, damp Philadelphia pool. Warner, the Lab's associate director at large...

Success of DHS was built on relationship with Lab

Sept. 13, 2011- 
Editor's note; The following is part of an ongoing series looking back at the events surrounding 9/11. Today's feature looks at the role the Laboratory played in establishing the Department of Homeland Security. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Parney Albright already had spent 16 years working in national security. That morning, on a military base just outside Washington, D.C...