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Deputy Director, Science, Technology, and Engineering

As Deputy Director for Science, Technology, and Engineering, John Sarrao leads programs to ensure a world-class science and technology base that underpins the national security missions of the Lab.


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John Sarrao

John SarraoJohn Sarrao serves as the Deputy Director Science, Technology, and Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) once Triad assumes responsibility for the laboratory.

John was the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology, and Engineering (PADSTE) at LANL, leading the Laboratory’s STE capabilities in supporting the laboratory’s national security mission.

Previously, he served as the Associate Director for Theory, Simulation, and Computation for five years.

John has also held a number of leadership positions within LANL’s materials community. His primary research interest is in the synthesis and characterization of correlated electron systems, especially actinide materials.

John was the 2013 winner of the Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physical Society (APS), and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

John’s personal research and technical leadership career has emphasized national security science from plutonium physics research to advanced materials design and discovery to stewarding LANL’s high performance computing resources and simulation capabilities.

John received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles based on thesis work performed at LANL. He also has a M.S. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in physics from Stanford University.