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Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences

As Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences, Antoinette Taylor directs programs that develop and apply materials science and experimental physics capabilities to programs and problems of national importance.


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Antoinette Taylor

Antoinette TaylorAntoinette (Toni) Taylor serves as the Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

She previously served as the Deputy Associate Director for Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences at LANL.

Toni’s background is in nanophotonics and ultrafast dynamics of quantum and nanoscale materials. Following a postdoc at Cornell University in ultrafast dynamics of condensed matter systems, she became a staff member at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Lightwave Systems Department.

Toni came to LANL in 1986 to work on the Los Alamos Bright Source, one of the first ultrahigh intensity lasers used to investigate light-matter interactions in the high field regime.

Following that program, she became Project Leader for Advanced Diagnostics for the Pulsed Power Hydrodynamics Program at LANL, responsible for diagnostic development activities at the Atlas Pulsed Power Facility.

Toni then served as the Director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, a joint LANL/Sandia nanoscience center funded through DOE Basics Energy Sciences and as the Division Leader for Materials Physics and Applications.

She is a Fellow of the America Physical Society (APS), the Optical Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Laboratory. Toni is a former chair of the APS Division of Laser Science and is currently the Vice-Chair of the APS Division of Materials Physics.

Toni received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Stanford University where she was a Hertz pre-doctoral and doctoral Fellow.