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Career Stories

Explore a dimensional career at Los Alamos Lab: Take a look at who is working here and what they are doing to have a fulfilling career and balanced work/life.
  • Lisaida Archuleta

    Lisaida Archuleta — Crafting enchanted works of art on glass

    Applying her talents as a painter, Lisaida Archuleta of the Facility System Engineering Utilities & Infrastructure (ES-UI) uses a Dremel rotary tool to etch eye-catching works of art on all manner of glassware, from goblets and stemware to vases and bowls. - 6/25/19

  • Gary Parker

    Gary Parker — Life on the boulder’s edge

    Gary R. Parker of the Explosive Applications and Special Projects (M-6) group loves to practice bouldering, a niche sport associated with rock climbing. Today, Gary uses his interests in photography and videography to map and introduce new sites to the bouldering community. - 5/28/19

  • Katya Davydenko

    Katya Davydenko — Training working dogs

    Ekaterina Davydenko of Site Infrastructure & Programs Software loves all breeds of dogs but was drawn to working dogs. - 4/24/19

  • Bill Priedhorsky

    Bill Priedhorsky — In the middle of nowhere

    Bill Priedhorsky of Laboratory-Directed Research & Development enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors. - 3/28/19

  • Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta

    Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta — Jamming those low notes

    Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta of Hazardous Materials Management plays acoustic and electric bass guitar for music genres such as country, folk and Spanish and mariachi music. - 2/26/19

  • Benjamin Yeamans

    Benjamin Yeamans — Always on call

    Benjamin Yeamans of W88 Systems Engineering (W-4) volunteers at Atalaya Search and Rescue. A member of the technical rope rescue team, Ben helps rescue people trapped in difficult-to-access locations in the mountains of New Mexico. - 12/18/18

  • Jocelyn Buckley

    Jocelyn Buckley — In control of her own plane

    Determined to conquer her fear of flying, Jocelyn Buckley of Waste Management Programs (EPC-WMP) earned her private pilot’s license, bought her own plane, and now commutes to and from work every day. - 11/28/18

  • Myles Cartelli

    Myles Cartelli — Let’s get crawling

    As a young man, Myles Cartelli of Weapons Fabrication Services (PF-WFS) learned welding, machining and fabricating. The skills he refined working at the Laboratory came in handy when he started modifying off-road vehicles for extreme sports such as rock crawling. - 10/30/18

  • Michael E. Martinez

    Michael E. Martinez — Culture captured in art

    Growing up surrounded by a creative family, Michael E. Martinez (Q-6) began to draw and paint. Inspired by the diverse cultures in New Mexico, Michael soon found other outlets for his art, such as t-shirt designs, posters, and customized shoes. - 9/25/18

  • James Robinson

    James Robinson— Rehabilitating wild animals

    As a kid, James Robinson of Investigations and Policy (ADMASER-IP) helped rehabilitate injured animals. This passion led him to help found the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, which raises funds to rehabilitate wild animals throughout New Mexico. - 8/29/18

  • Donald DeChellis

    Donald DeChellis— Enter the world of videogame speedrunning

    Donald DeChellis of Metal Production (PT-1) is a speedrunner, a new type of video-gamer whose goal is to complete entire runs of videogames as quickly as possible. - 6/26/18

  • Mari Roberson

    Mari Roberson— Hard riding and straight shooting

    For Mari Roberson of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), there’s nothing more exciting than riding at full gallop on her horse while popping balloon targets with her single-action revolver. - 5/29/18

  • Sheryl Bailey

    Sheryl Bailey— The play’s the thing

    A theater director with more than 20 plays under her belt, Sheryl Bailey of the Acquisition Services Management Division Office (ASM-DO) has a passion for working on new plays, those not previously produced for the theater. - 4/24/18

  • Tony Valdez

    Tony Valdez— The Sweet Science

    In a professional boxing career that has earned him eight wins, seven by knockout, Tony Valdez today trains the next generation of fighters at his own gym in Española, New Mexico. Tony's goal is to pass on the easy way what he learned the hard way. - 3/28/18

  • Susan Tesch

    Susan Tesch— Quilts as art from the heart

    A relative newcomer to the art of quilting, Susan Tesch uses her experience as an abstract painter to craft stunning images on quilts and other items, such as placemats. Susan plans to open a quilting business when she retires. - 2/27/18

  • Maura Shuttleworth

    Maura Shuttleworth— Pumping serious iron

    A veteran of more than 70 competitions, powerlifter Maura Shuttleworth holds more than 20 records, 12 of which are New Mexico State Records. For Maura, powerlifting is more than competition-it's a journey where every day is a chance to get stronger and better. - 1/31/18

  • Wilbert Weijer

    Wilbert Weijer— Taking the road trip of our lives

    Hailing from the Netherlands, Wilbert Weijer discovered the simplicity of music through singer-songwriter Neil Young. Today, Wilbert records and performs his distinct style of audio storytelling with just an acoustic guitar and his voice. - 12/6/17

  • Robbie Harris

    Robbie Harris— Let’s play ball!

    Robbie Harris of the Lean Six Sigma Office coaches the Los Alamos Little League Girls Softball Team, which in 2017 won the State Championship. Robbie’s secret to success: build self-esteem, foster teamwork, and most of all, have fun. - 10/31/17

  • Hope Quintana

    Hope Quintana— Santa Fe crowns new reina

    In May 2017, Hope Quintana of the Actinide Engineering and Science group (MET-1) earned the title of La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe. Hope intends to bring la fiesta to those who cannot attend. - 8/28/17

  • Doug Coombs

    Doug Coombs— “Painting” nature one frame at a time

    Douglas Coombs’ love of the outdoors led to a passion for landscape and wildlife photography. Doug’s camera lets him capture the scenery about him so that others hopefully see what he sees. - 8/28/17

  • Vincent Campos

    Vincent Campos— Interpreting traditional retablo art in a fun and whimsical way

    Vincent Campos of the Program Cost & Scheduling (MOF-PC-PCS) group creates retablos inspired by Catholic iconography but with a distinctly modern approach. - 7/25/17

  • John Turon

    John Turon— Restoring the golden age of arcade video games

    John Turon of Weapons Product Definition spends his free time restoring vintage pinball games to their old glory. - 6/6/17

  • Monique Vigil

    Monique Vigil— Meet 2017’s Reina de la Fiesta del Valle de Española

    As Queen of the Española Fiesta, Monique Vigil passes on traditions practiced since 1598, when Juan de Oñate y Salazar declared Española New Mexico’s first official capital. - 6/6/17

  • Darrin Visarraga

    Darrin Visarraga— Dance the salsa, make it your own

    Darrin Visarraga of the Information Systems and Modeling group discovered the beat- and groove-laden world of salsa. Now he teaches his passion to others. - 5/2/17

  • Edward Jacquez

    Edward Jacquez— A quarter mile of pure adrenaline

    J Division Deputy Group Leader for DARHT Operations Edward Jacquez has always felt a need for speed. - 4/4/17

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    Jane Hamilton Hall: nuclear physics

    The Laboratory’s first female assistant director brought smarts, style, and a steady hand to Los Alamos. - 3/27/17

  • Susan Suazo-Martinez

    Susan Suazo-Martinez— “Everyone knows it’s Slinky”

    Susan has 1,500 “Lazy Spring” toys, garnering her inclusion into the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! - 2/28/17

  • Todd Haagenstad

    Todd Haagenstad— The Passion of Pétanque

    Todd Haagenstad of Environmental Programs introduced pétanque to his family and to northern New Mexico. The game is simple—all of you need is some dirt, boules and a pig. - 1/31/17

  •  Lawrence Garcia

    Lawrence Garcia— Descendant of the masters

    A martial arts descendant of Bruce Lee, Lawrence Garcia remains soft-spoken and humble as he leads training classes in Jeet Kune Do, “the way of the intercepting fist.” - 12/12/16

  • Ronnie Bell

    Ronnie Bell—Soulful vocals for modern times

    Genre-mixing singer Ronnie Bell of the Nuclear Process Infrastructure Group (NPI-2) takes personal joy in reaching as many people as possible. ​ - 11/15/16

  • Bill Purtymun

    Bill Purtymun—Snow Angel

    Whether he’s helping a hiker with altitude sickness or assisting with an airlift for an injured skier on Pajarito Mountain, EMT Bill Purtymun always finds “there’s gratification in working hard at work worth doing.” ​ - 10/18/16

  • Jim Stein

    Jim Stein—Photo finish

    In the “photographer’s paradise” around Los Alamos, Jim Stein finds drama in the landscape. - 9/20/16

  • Laura McClellan

    Laura McClellan—Lending a helping hammer

    From shoring up floors to building a brand-new home in southern Africa, Laura McClellan spends much of her free time helping people in extreme poverty. - 8/23/16

  • Melissa Montoya

    Melissa Montoya—Helping students reach for the future

    Melissa Montoya mixes adobe bricks and high-tech fun to show kids the joys of math and science​ - 7/26/16

  • Brad Lounsbury

    Brad Lounsbury—Working on the railroad

    “A labor of love” is how James “Brad” Lounsbury describes restoring cars on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. - 6/28/16

  • Erica Larson Baron

    Erica Larson Baron—Fleet feet

    A top trail-running racer nationally, Erica Erica Baron of Information Systems and Modeling (A-1) often figures out work problems on her daily training runs at the Laboratory. - 5/31/16

  • Gene Ortega

    Gene Ortega—The eyes have it

    ​​Painting with a style that mixes chaos and refinement, Gene Ortega has found a way to blend his technical and artistic sides. - 5/4/16

  • Deirdre Monroe

    Deirdre Monroe—If you map it, they will come

    During her spare time, Lab engineer and endurance rider Deirdre Monroe helped make Santa Fe's Caja del Rio plateau more accessible for hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and equestrian trail riders. - 11/2/15

  • Alina Deshpande

    Alina Deshpande—Dances of India

    Lab scientist Alina Deshpande teaches classical Indian dance and writes, produces, directs and choreographs an annual benefit performance in Los Alamos. - 9/29/15

  • James Hunter

    James Hunter—Discovering Oz

    James Hunter helped discover a new section of Carlsbad Caverns National Park's famous Lechuguilla Cave. - 9/15/15

  • John Bacik

    John Bacik—Enzyme detective

    Molecular biology postdoc John Bacik studies enzymes that are key to biofuel production. - 8/25/15

  • Leon Lopez

    Leon Lopez—Split-second decisions

    When not at work, Leon Lopez referees high school and college basketball games. - 8/11/15

  • Hai Ah Nam

    Hai Ah Nam-The power of yes

    Hai Ah Nam is passionate about saying yes to opportunities, collaborations and new adventures, regardless of which profession one is in. - 7/28/15

  • Michelle Ferran—Painting from the heart

    Michelle Ferran—Painting from the heart

    The Lab’s Michelle Ferran used to stack her vibrant watercolor paintings under her bed. But when she finally gained enough confidence to participate in the Española Valley Arts Festival’s poster contest in 2001, one of her paintings immediately won first prize. - 6/30/15

  • Max Schulze

    Max Schulze—Extreme unicycling

    The unicycle that Los Alamos student intern Max Schulze and his brother had given their dad for Father’s Day in 2005 did not get much use until Schulze tried it and got hooked. Today, he is a three-time unicycling world champion. - 6/9/15

  • Denise Neudecker

    Denise Neudecker—A different kind of culture shock

    Working with the Laboratory’s nuclear experimentalists provides the Theoretical Division’s Denise Neudecker with insights into their research, and she also looks to the experimentalists to shed light on previous approaches to nuclear experiments. - 5/18/15

  • Jason Halladay

    Jason Halladay—Ascending one of the world's highest active volcanoes

    At 1:00 a.m. on a June 2014 trip, the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division’s Jason Halladay and four of his rock climbing and mountaineering friends, including Aron Ralston of “127 hours” fame, step from a rental van into the darkness and howling winds of a barren parking lot 15,092 ft high in South America's Andes mountain range. - 5/4/15

  •  Alessandro Cattaneo

    Alessandro Cattaneo—One thing leads to another

    The first time the Laboratory’s post-doctoral mechanical engineer Alessandro Cattaneo arrived in the United States from his native Italy, he was a regular tourist taking a road trip through the American West with three Italian friends. - 4/12/15

  • Sim Balkey

    Sim Balkey—On the way up

    The “kid who has the goods” has been quite busy lately. Just ahead of the MusicRow review he celebrated the release of his new CD, Messin’ Around, with a CD release party in Albuquerque on March 13, and before then he was in the national limelight performing in Nashville on February 24. - 4/6/15

  • Dana Dattelbaum with two-stage gas gun

    Inspiring Women: Dana Dattelbaum

    Dana Dattelbaum’s experiments in shock sensitivity and dynamics of explosives support simulations of nuclear weapons performance and enhance the safety of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. - 4/1/15

  • Jenna Casias

    Inspiring Women: Jenna Casias

    Working with organizations to bring together other women at the Lab in construction, maintenance and project management so there’s not only a support system for those already doing the work, but there’s outreach as well. - 3/26/15

  • Denise Thronas

    Denise Thronas—Balancing family, pueblo life and a career

    Denise Thronas lives in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (formerly San Juan) and during her morning drive to Los Alamos often reflects on how the women in her family have balanced their family and community life with the ability to seek varying levels of education and earn a living. - 3/23/15

  • Becky Olinger

    Inspiring Women: Becky Olinger

    Olinger considers explosives work “the coolest thing ever,” but she loves to share the many career options in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with rural middle- and high school students. - 3/20/15

  • Harshini Mukundan

    Faces of Science: Harshini Mukundan

    Mukundan's ultimate goal is to develop better diagnostics for infectious disease, especially ones that have developed resistance to antibiotics, and to develop a global awareness for increasing drug-resistance. - 3/20/15

  • Elizabeth Miller

    Inspiring Women: Elizabeth Miller

    Elizabeth Miller, with Earth and Environmental Sciences, helps the Lab better understand the history of the area’s earthquakes and its potential seismic future. - 3/12/15

  • Janice Lovato

    Janice Lovato—A gift for imagination

    The Associate Directorate for Nuclear and High Hazard Operations’ Janice Lovato has turned her love for nature-watching and story-telling into writing a children’s book called Germaine the Beetle. - 3/10/15

  • Rashi Iyer

    Faces of Science: Rashi Iyer

    Iyer has had a fervent passion for protecting the environment and limiting our impact on all living organisms since a child. Iyer always has been a strong advocate for the role of science and technology in the advancement of women globally. - 3/4/15

  • Tim Germann

    Faces of Science: Tim Germann

    Says Tim Germann, “It’s reassuring when nature behaves as you expect it to, but even more exciting when it surprises you, which is often the case in science.” Such surprises are common for Tim, who plays a role in the future designs of computers and software. - 3/4/15

  • Tom Vestrand

    Faces of Science: Tom Vestrand

    Tom Vestrand has always been interested in how the universe began, how it will end, and the nature of its early, violent history. At Los Alamos, he has worked on developing fully autonomous “thinking telescopes” that catch gamma-ray bursts—the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. - 3/4/15

  • Juan Duque

    Faces of Science: Juan Duque

    Juan Duque’s passion for research stems from his fascination with building new things and learning how they work. His research in surface chemistry continues to feed this passion because, as Juan sees it, there are always new questions to answer. - 3/4/15

  • Karissa Sanbonmatsu

    Faces of Science: Karissa Sanbonmatsu

    For Karissa Sanbonmatsu, there is nothing more exciting than the moment of discovery, when only the discoverer has the answer to a special secret. One such secret Karissa is unraveling today is how DNA is reprogrammed during life. - 3/4/15

  • Nate McDowell

    Faces of Science: Nate McDowell

    Nate McDowell has always been in awe of plants and their tenacity for survival. Today, Nate applies his extensive background in biochemistry and physiology to study where, when, and how vegetation dies during droughts caused by climate change. - 3/4/15

  • Roger Wiens

    Faces of Science: Roger Wiens

    As a kid, Roger Wiens built model rockets and even a telescope. Today, Wiens fuels his passion for space by contributing to technology that is helping to explore Mars. - 3/4/15

  • Sara Del Valle

    Faces of Science: Sara Del Valle

    Sara Del Valle grew up watching her parents—who were missionaries—tend to people suffering from infectious disease. These experiences, coupled with her passion for mathematics, led Sara to develop computer models to study communicable illnesses. - 3/4/15

  • Amy Clarke

    Faces of Science: Amy Clarke

    Amy Clarke finds it ironic that scientists can be perceived as overly practical, when it is creativity that drives the design of advanced materials. Today, Amy harnesses such ingenuity to develop materials important to applications in energy, defense and industry. - 3/4/15

  • John Gordon

    Faces of Science: John Gordon

    John Gordon remembers one high-school science class in which they discussed the chemistry of sugars. Today, he's interested in the use of carbohydrates not as a form of nutrition but as renewable and sustainable sources of hydrocarbon fuels. - 3/4/15

  • Richard Sayre

    Faces of Science: Richard Sayre

    Richard Sayre cites his father as his greatest influence. “He and I built cars and experimented with solar cells ... with great fun and passion.” Richard works on biofuel production systems and global food-security challenges. - 3/4/15

  • Joel Rowland

    Faces of Science: Joel Rowland

    Joel Rowland is fascinated with the natural world—that water, wind and sediment can be organized into spectacular patterns. Today, this passion drives him to study how climate change affects the shape and organization of landscapes dominated by permafrost. - 3/4/15

  • Michelle Espy

    Faces of Science: Michelle Espy

    While taking physics in high school, Michelle Espy realized that scientific methods could be used to predict and understand things. Michelle has applied this knowledge to develop sensitive magnetic sensors that measure brain function and detect liquid bombs. - 3/4/15

  • Susan Hanson

    Faces of Science: Susan Hanson

    Designing less expensive and sustainable catalysts may revolutionize industry - 3/4/15

  • Amy Bauer

    Faces of Science: Amy Bauer

    Amy Bauer switched careers from mathematics and finance to follow her passion and since has applied her skills to discovering novel therapeutics for cancer, determining the effects of tuberculosis infection on AIDS, and issues related to national security. - 3/4/15

  • José Olivares

    Faces of Science: José Olivares

    José Olivares has always enjoyed figuring out how things work. At an early age, he tore an old television apart, made paper airplanes, and read Scientific American. Today, he leads the Bioscience Division and works on programs developing algae as a source of biofuel for energy and transportation. - 3/4/15

  • Glen Wurden

    Glen Wurden—What you can see from your driveway

    The Physics Division’s Glen Wurden marvels at celestial objects 300 trillion kilometers (180 million trillion—or 180 quintillion—miles) from his house. - 2/18/15

  • Bryant Roybal

    Bryant Roybal—Champion chile

    The Associate Directorate for Project Management’s Bryant Roybal has been a chile competition contestant ever since entering the Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Cookoff in Red River in 2011 and immediately taking first prize. - 2/18/15

  • Elena Giorgi

    Elena Giorgi—Murder mysteries with a twist of science

    Chimeras is Giorgi’s first murder mystery, followed by Mosaics, and Gene Cards, a futuristic thriller that imagines a world without genetic privacy. - 2/18/15

  • Amy Ross

    Amy Ross—Helping kids soar high

    The Materials Science and Technology Division’s Amy Ross is a volunteer pilot and coordinator for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program. - 1/9/15

  • Phil and Monica Noll

    Phil & Monica Noll—Photography worthy of the Smithsonian

    One of Phil Noll’s photos received the honor of being shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. - 12/1/14

  • Christina Martos Hilton

    Christina Martos Hilton—The shared experience of music

    The Intelligence Analysis and Technology Division's Christina Martos Hilton studied opera with world-renowned opera singer Placido Domingo. - 11/5/14

  • A.J. Herrera

    A.J. Herrera—Coaching soccer as a family affair

    Angelo (A.J.) Herrera, by day a financial analyst in the Laboratory's Chief Financial Officer Division, was part of the U.S. Youth National Soccer Team from 1996 to 2000, including the Youth Olympics in Moscow, and today coaches soccer in his spare time. - 10/22/14

  • Sheila Armstrong

    Sheila Armstrong—Helping hospice patients and their loved ones say good-bye

    Sheila Armstrong of the X Theoretical Design Division began her Laboratory career in 1972 but in the 1990s took a break and trained to become a hospice volunteer. - 10/7/14

  • Darleen Vigil

    Darleen Vigil—Growing Chimayó chile

    As soon as Darleen Vigil comes home from a hard day’s work as a vendor liaison specialist in the Laboratory’s Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division, she heads into her garden to tend to her vegetables. - 9/23/14

  • Ron Barber

    Ron Barber—The hobby that got out of hand

    Ron Barber, a mechanical engineer in the Laboratory’s Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, combines his love of nature and open spaces with a personal interest in researching the astronomical knowledge of long-ago civilizations that once inhabited the American Southwest. - 9/9/14

  • Michael Torrez

    Michael Torrez—Tracing family lineages to colonial New Mexico

    Michael Torrez, by day a research technologist in the Laboratory's Materials Physics and Applications Division, spends much of his free time researching New Mexico's family histories. - 8/26/14

  • Jon Engle

    Jonathan Engle—Saving lives with nuclear energy

    Jonathan (Jon) Engle, Reines Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory, is helping lay the scientific groundwork for a new and improved cancer treatment that uses the energy produced by radioactive isotopes. - 8/14/14

  • José Valdez

    José Valdez—Cherishing classic cars

    Find José Valdez in his garage, intensely focused on his hobby of refurbishing classic cars, preferably from the 1930s to early 1960s. - 6/24/14

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    Kristen Honig—The evolution of a wildfire photographer

    Honig realized that she wanted to document the beauty and destructiveness of wildfires and the sacrifices, challenges and camaraderie of the men and women protecting communities in the path of scorching blazes. - 6/24/14

  • Dave Keller

    Dave Keller—Sleepless in Los Alamos

    From the end of March into early May, Keller and the Laboratory’s other wildlife biologists monitor the Mexican Spotted Owl’s population size and locations and record noteworthy changes. - 6/2/14

  • Monika Bittman

    Monika Bittman—The vitality of artistic creation

    Monika Bittman has wanted to be an artist ever since she was a little girl in Prague, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. Today Bittman applies her creative eye and attention to detail in her work as a web designer at the Laboratory. - 6/2/14

  • Crystal J. Rodarte-Romero

    Crystal J. Rodarte-Romero: engineering safer structures

    Los Alamos bridge engineer, Rodarte-Romero is a proud steward of the historic bridge and is honored to extend its life with design modifications and forthcoming modeling, including examining how the structure can withstand seismic shifts. - 3/31/14

  • Raeanna Sharp-Geiger

    Raeanna Sharp-Geiger: creating a cleaner, greener environment

    Sharp-Geiger helps identify, evaluate and control chemical, physical, biological, radiological and environmental hazards. - 3/28/14

  • Katharine Page

    Katharine Page—Atomic-level insights for better materials

    Page's research supports materials' advances that could have wide-ranging impact, investigating, manipulating and manufacturing nano-particles. - 3/26/14

  • Jerri McTaggart

    Jerri McTaggart—Creating opportunities

    She is a scientist at the Los Alamos office in Carlsbad and helps small-quantity transuranic waste generators identify and solve problems. - 3/26/14

  • Barbara Tenorio-Grimes

    Barbara Tenorio-Grimes—Providing science opportunities to minorities

    A strong supporter of the benefits of education in science, math and engineering, she led development of the Lab’s educational outreach programs for K-12 students and teachers. - 3/24/14

  • Jacqueline Mirabal-Martinez

    Jacqueline Mirabal-Martinez: boosting electrical safety performance

    The first woman to chair the Lab’s Electrical Safety Committee, she led her division to the highest level of excellence in electrical safety performance, exceeding the performance of 40 other divisions. - 3/22/14

  • Elizabeth Hunke

    Elizabeth Hunke: piloting polar warning of climate change

    Hunke develops advanced ocean and ice models for evaluating the role of ocean and ice in climate change and projecting the impact of such change globally. - 3/20/14

  • Kathy Prestridge

    Kathy Prestridge: physics solutions for energy independence

    She leads a team whose high-resolution experiments in fluid dynamics have been applied to weapon design, astrophysics and inertial confinement fusion (ICF)—the power of the sun. - 3/19/14

  • Antonya Sanders

    Antonya Sanders—Promoting nanoscience integration through outreach

    Bringing together university faculty, students, researchers and other Laboratory scientists to explore nanoscale science. - 3/17/14

  • Cheryl Kuske

    Cheryl Kuske—Microbiology expertise aids in biothreat detection

    She is an environmental microbiologist who built a world-renowned Los Alamos research program targeting complex microbial communities in the environment. - 3/14/14

  • Amy Bauer

    Amy Bauer—Problem-solving fuels passion

    She works on a broad range of nuclear counterterrorism projects, including post-detonation nuclear forensics. - 3/11/14

  • Marianne Francois

    Marianne Francois: scientific modeling of materials and climate

    Her ability to model the complexity of nuclear weapons systems through advanced numerical methods play an important role in supporting nonproliferation efforts. - 3/11/14

  • Dianne Williams Wilburn

    Dianne Williams Wilburn—Creating her own destiny

    Having monitored environmental compliance for New Mexico State and analyzed water chemistry for a nuclear power plant in Virginia, Wilburn is well versed in environmental health and radiation safety. - 3/11/14

  • Elaine Santantonio

    Elaine Santantonio: creating an efficient cyber workplace

    She improved communication and increased efficiency by helping put mobile devices into the hands of Lab employees. - 3/11/14

  • Becky Chamberlin

    Becky Chamberlin—Overcoming gender bias in science

    A nuclear forensics chemist and nonproliferation expert, Chamberlin is helping bring forward a more comprehensive effort on the science of detecting nuclear weapons development. - 3/11/14

  • Wendee Brunish

    Wendee Brunish: nuclear explosion phenomenology

    At work, this Lab astrophysicist spends long hours searching the planet for concealed weapons of mass destruction. - 3/10/14

  • Alina Deshpande

    Alina Deshpande—Strengthening the fight against pandemics

    She is dedicated to strengthening the world’s fight against infectious diseases by providing new tools for early detection and mitigation of disease outbreaks. - 3/10/14

  • Military students access top R&D

    Military students access top R&D

    Cadets and midshipmen spend summer expanding their scientific knowledge at world-class Los Alamos facilities - 8/27/13

  • Ian Stone

    Stone's code reveals Earth’s processes

    The returning student researches carbon sequestration to determine the best methods to capture the greenhouse gas that increases global warming. - 8/27/13

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    Nanoscientist Ayesha Arefin has heart

    Student researcher helps construct bioethical artificial human organs and develop methods to improve toxicology and disease research. - 8/27/13

  • Zoe Martin's fusion quest: a stellar future

    Physicist Zoe Martin's fusion quest: a stellar future

    From revealing radiation hydrodynamics to creating energy, physics student pursues science’s boundaries. - 8/27/13

  • Alexis Kaplan

    Collaboration inspires nuclear engineering student Alexis Kaplan

    Researcher designs a system that improves nuclear energy security - 8/27/13

  • Tarryn Miller: Fueling biofuel’s promise

    Tarryn Miller: Fueling biofuel’s promise

    Student intern driven to develop cyanobacteria as viable carbon-neutral energy source. - 8/27/13

  • Adam Syare

    Hazmat work opens up career options for Adam Sayre, agricultural economist

    Agricultural economics undergraduate works behind the scenes to ensure quality work on gloveboxes used for hazardous materials. - 8/3/12

  • David Parkinson

    Nuclear energy field fascinates David Parkinson, chemical engineer

    Chemical engineer undergraduate designs and tests a separator used in processing plutonium. - 8/3/12

  • James Miller

    Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life enviable

    Nuclear engineer graduate research assistant gets valuable experience while taking advantage of local outdoor recreational activities. - 8/2/12

  • Patricia Langan

    Inspiration from world-class scientists leads Patricia Langan to nanoscience

    Graduate research assistant discovered her passion while interning as an undergraduate student in the Bioscience Division. - 8/1/12

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    Working to keep us safe: Sara Brambilla, Postdoc creates threat reduction tools

    Chemical engineer postdoc experiences a foreign culture while working on resources that respond to weapons of mass destruction and natural threats. - 7/18/12

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    Hands-on environmental stewardship deepens Erica Garcia, civil engineer, experience

    Civil engineer undergraduate spends time in the field sampling water quality for the Lab. - 7/17/12