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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Lou Terminello

Associate Laboratory Director
Dr. Lou Terminello
Dr. Lou Terminello

Louis J. Terminello, PhD, is the Associate Laboratory Director of the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this role, he is responsible for a broad range of fundamental research at PNNL sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, including work in advanced computing, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences, the physical sciences and particle physics.

Dr. Terminello previously served as the Deputy Associate Director for Programs in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The organization has responsibility to provide scientific personnel, strategic planning, and development of science and technology capabilities to support Laboratory core programs as well as external contracts at LLNL. In this capacity he worked closely with the Global Security, NIF and Photon Science, Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), and Science and Technology's principal directorates' to ensure programmatic alignment, implementation, and execution of science and technology activities at LLNL.

Dr. Terminello was the Materials Program Leader for WCI at LLNL from 2003 - 2008. In this role, he restructured and managed a $32M materials science and engineering portfolio responsible for materials aging/lifetime assessments. During this appointment, Dr. Terminello led the Reliable Replacement Warhead-2 Phase 1 Study and was the Nuclear Forensics Leader at LLNL. Prior to this position, Dr. Terminello was the Division Leader for the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) in the Chemistry, Materials, Life, and Energy Sciences Directorate at LLNL.

Prior to joining LLNL in 1991, Dr. Terminello was a post-doctoral researcher at IBM Yorktown Heights. He has over 160 publications on synchrotron radiation studies of nanostructured and interfacial materials. He also has several patents awarded or pending, served on numerous scientific advisory and review committees, organized several national and international conferences (including the 2006 Materials Research Society Fall meeting with over 5000 attendees), and edited 6 books in the field of materials characterization using synchrotron radiation. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

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