Kim Budil has been named director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The announcement was made to laboratory employees today by Charlene Zettel, chair of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), which manages the laboratory for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Budil will begin her new role on March 2.
Details: Budil is the 13th director of LLNL since it was established in 1952 and its first woman director. She will also serve as president of LLNS, replacing Bill Goldstein, who announced his plans to step down last July, pending the successful search for his successor.
In her own words: “I am deeply honored to take on the role of laboratory director,” Budil said. “Our lab has a storied history and continues this spirit of innovation and impact today through the efforts of our amazing workforce. The lab team has demonstrated time and again its resilience and commitment to our mission of service to the nation, and I look forward to working with all of my LLNL colleagues, LLNS, and our partners across the nuclear security enterprise, NNSA, DOE, and other agencies to ensure that this incredible institution continues to serve through outstanding science and technology.”