Biden picks ANS Fellow to lead NNSA defense programs

December 16, 2021, 3:00PMNuclear News


President Biden yesterday announced his intent to nominate Marvin Adams, an ANS Fellow, for the position of deputy administrator for defense programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

The announcement drew the following response from energy secretary Jennifer Granholm: “Marvin is a unique success story, having started his career at a DOE lab and now regarded as the nation’s foremost academic expert on safeguarding our nuclear stockpile. If confirmed, Marvin will work to keep our nation—and our world—safe from nuclear threats. I am deeply grateful for Marvin’s willingness to serve and look forward to his speedy confirmation.”

Résumé: Adams is the HTRI professor of nuclear engineering and director of national laboratories mission support for the Texas A&M University System, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. From 1986 to 1992, he was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

He currently serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the stockpile assessment team of the Strategic Advisory Group for U.S. Strategic Command, the National Academies Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and the Predictive Science Panel for LLNL and Los Alamos National Laboratory. For LANL, he also chairs the Mission Committee and serves on the Science, Technology, and Engineering Committee.

Adams received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in the subject from Mississippi State University.

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