Member: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Website: https://www.llnl.gov/

LLNL Director: Bill Goldstein

Primary Location: Livermore, CA, USA

Number of Employees at LLNL:

 Total: 7386  Technical: 3279

LLNL Mission: Strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology, and engineering that enhances the nation’s defense, reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and responds with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.


WMRIF Representatives: 

Dr. Robert Maxwell

Division Leader,

Materials Science Division

Physical and Life Sciences Directorate

Livermore, CA, USA




Dr. Glenn Fox

Associate Director

Physical and Life Sciences Directorate

Livermore, CA, USA



 High-Priority Materials R&D Topics:

Accelerating the adoption of new materials and manufacturing processes, with specific interest in the following areas:

Composites and Soft Matter: researching and developing solgels, polymers, ceramics, organic compounds, and low-density cellular materials such as aerogels.

Nanomaterial Synthesis: focusing on the design, development, optimization, and characterization of nanoscale architectures for a wide array of applications, including materials for energy storage and conversion.

Computational Materials Science: building versatile, massively parallel computing capabilities to investigate chemical, electronic, structural, and kinetic properties of materials.

Energetic Materials: specializing in the modeling and experimentation surrounding the development, characterization, and effectiveness of energetic and reactive materials.

Optical Materials: improving optical performance and extending the lifetime of optics while reducing unit cost.

Target Materials: developing novel materials and precision assembly and characterization techniques for experiments at the National Ignition Facility and other high-power laser facilities.

Actinides and Lanthanides: completing experimental and theoretical work to understand the structural, chemical, mechanical, magnetic, and electronic properties of 4f- and 5f-electron systems.


Organizational Structure: https://www.llnl.gov/about/organization