LLNL Director Goldstein announces his retirement

July 14, 2020, 12:55PMNuclear News


William H. Goldstein announced on July 7 that he will retire as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) following the selection of his successor.

Details: Goldstein was named the 12th director of Lawrence Livermore and the third president of LLNS on March 31, 2014. LLNS manages the lab for the National Nuclear Security Administration. A national search for the next director will be led by the University of California.

What he said: “It is an immense honor to serve as director of this unique, exceptional institution,” Goldstein said. “I have been privileged throughout my career to work alongside great scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrators who have devoted their estimable talents to our critical missions. The lab has demonstrated again and again its ability to contribute to solving the biggest problems, and I am confident it will continue to serve the nation with new ideas.”

Background: Goldstein will step down after more than 36 years at Lawrence Livermore, starting in the physics directorate working on national security and science programs before taking on roles of increasing responsibility in senior management. Prior to being named director, Goldstein served as the deputy director for Science and Technology at the lab, where he was tasked with leading the strategic deployment of its science and technology capabilities.

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