Chemistry Division

About Chemistry Division

Chemistry Division consists of the division office, six technical groups, and several teams focused on administration, business, human resources, and communications. Each group name gives an indication of the types of activities being pursued within the group. Many of the research and development projects in the division span several groups and divisions, and a number of them involve partnerships with academia, industry, or both. Our annual budget of approximately $95 million comes from a diverse set of program offices within the Laboratory. These offices focus on nuclear weapons, threat reduction, homeland security, science, applied energy, and environment. They serve as the interfaces with program elements of the Department of Energy and other federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Agriculture. Including technical staff members, technicians, support personnel, students, and post-doctoral researchers, there are approximately 450 people in the division. Postdoctoral and student employees account for roughly 20% of our work force and join us from colleges and universities around the country and the world. They bring new ideas and techniques from their most recent appointments and contribute to our division’s vitality and development. Over the years, many of our postdoctoral fellows have joined the Laboratory as technical staff members. Others have gone on to academic, research, national laboratory, or industrial appointments. Facilities located throughout the 43 square miles of the Laboratory support our research, development, and testing activities. Chemistry Division also maintains a suite of modern research equipment that enables our staff to address cutting edge scientific problems. Chemistry Division has a long history of successfully tackling difficult problems in support of the Laboratory’s evolving missions. We enjoy a good working relationship with our internal and external customers and we look forward to strengthening these partnerships in the future.

Chemistry Technician At Work

Paula Cisneros loads samples for the bioassay program which monitors workers for exposure to radioactive materials.

Updated 9/05, LALP 05-096

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