12:10 Pm- 1:30 Pm
Meeting ID: 952 8606 2826; Password: MSE
Dr. Eric Schwegler
Director, Academic Engagement Office
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The mission at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to make the world a safer place. We utilize a highly multi-disciplinary workforce to provide solutions to the nation’s most important national security challenges. With expertise that spans world-class basic science to advanced technologies, we have been at the forefront of many important scientific discoveries.
The goal of LLNL’s Academic Engagement Office is to foster collaborations that sustain long-term academic partnerships between Lab researchers and the academic community. We engage students, postdocs, and faculty in collaborative research and development. I will present a broad overview of the research areas we invest in, and conclude with a range of student, postdoc and faculty opportunities for engagement and collaboration.
Dr. Eric Schwegler is the Director of the Academic Engagement Office at LLNL. He oversees a broad range of educational science and technology programs and initiatives that advance the mission and vision of the Laboratory, including the Lab’s postdoctoral program, student programs, institutes & centers, and STEM education outreach programs. Schwegler holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Computer Science from Southwestern University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013 and serves as member of the Leadership Team for the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub.