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The Fellows, recognized for their extraordinary career contributions, serve as advisors and mentors at all levels of the Laboratory


  • Coordinator
  • Steven Elliott
  • Neutron Science & Technology
  • (505) 665-0068
  • Email
  • Past Coordinator
  • Manvendra Dubey
  • Earth System Observations
  • (505) 665-3128
  • Email
  • Deputy Coordinator
  • John Gordon
  • Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry
  • (505) 665-6962
  • Email
  • Secretary
  • David Jablonski
  • XTD Primary Physics
  • (505) 667-1074
  • Email
  • Fellows Emeritus Advisor
  • Cheryl Kuske
  • Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
  • (505) 665-4800
  • Email

Who are the Fellows?

The Laboratory Fellows organization was established in 1981 and is made up of technical staff members who have been appointed by the Director to the rank of Fellow in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.

ANNOUNCING:   2021 Fellows Prize Nominations

The LANL Fellows are pleased to solicit nominations for the prestigious Fellows Prizes in the two categories of Outstanding Research in Science or Engineering and Outstanding Leadership in Science or Engineering. Fellows prizes have recognized LANL’s outstanding research and leadership since 1988 and 2003, respectively.  Prize winners are valued assets to our laboratory and continue to serve LANL as world-class senior scientists and managers.

The two prizes recognize excellence in research and technical leadership, respectively. The institutional goal is to recognize and inspire talented staff into developing the skills and making the personal sacrifices necessary to enable LANL’s national security mission and continue our world class science and technology.
Both the Research and Leadership prizes are intended to recognize the full breadth of Laboratory accomplishment from basic research to applied mission deliverables. Nominations for the award are reviewed by a committee of Laboratory Fellows, who make a recommendation to the Laboratory Director.

Nomination procedures and prize details can be found at:

The deadline for submission of nomination is 5:00pm on Thursday, May 20 th 2021

Competitive packages require lead time that include effective recommendation letters so an early start is strongly recommended.

Please e-mail nomination packages to Melissa Robinson of the Science Resource Office:  mrobinson@lanl.gov, 667-8152. Questions about the Prizes should be addressed to the Fellows Deputy Coordinator, John Gordon,   jgordon@lanl.gov

Fellows in the News:

Zelenay named 2021 International Society of Electrochemistry Fellow (.pdf) -Piotr Zelenay (Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices, MPA-11) has been appointed an International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Fellow in recognition of his outstanding scientific record and contributions to electrochemical science.

Prime named Society for Experimental Mechanics Fellow LA-UR-21-23796 (.pdf)

The LANL Fellows congratulate their esteemed members Bette Korber and Fred Mortensen for being awarded the Los Alamos Medal, the highest honor given to a Laboratory employee. LA-UR-21-21119  

Please join the LANL Lab Fellows in Congratulating their Colleague Dana Dattelbaum as a 2020 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winner!

Upcoming Fellows Meeting:

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 
Time: 3-5:00PM
Meeting Agenda