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The Fellows, recognized for their extraordinary career contributions, serve as advisors and mentors at all levels of the Laboratory


  • Coordinator
  • Manvendra Dubey
  • Earth System Observations
  • (505) 665-3128
  • Email
  • Past Coordinator
  • David S. Moore
  • Shock and Detonation Physics
  • (505) 667-6372
  • Email
  • Deputy Coordinator
  • Steven Elliott
  • Neutron Science & Technology
  • (505) 665-0068
  • Email
  • Secretary
  • John Gordon
  • Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry
  • (505) 665-6962
  • Email
  • Fellows Emeritus Advisor
  • Cheryl Kuske
  • Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
  • (505) 665-4800
  • Email

Who are the Fellows?

The Laboratory Fellows organization was established in 1981 and is made up of technical staff members who have been appointed by the Director to the rank of Fellow in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.

Frontiers in Science Talks:
The NASA Perseverance Mars Rover: Looking for signs of past life
Nina Lanza, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo: Nina Lanza and Mars Rover

Mars has long held a special place in the human imagination as a sci-fi world inhabited by Martians. The real Mars is very different from what we imagined but our observations suggest that life could have existed there in the distant past.

The Perseverance rover carries the tools to search for signs of past microbial life and will also gather samples for a future return mission from Mars to Earth for the very first time.

Join Los Alamos scientist Nina Lanza as she shares the excitement of this next mission to the Red Planet and contributions of Los Alamos scientists and engineers.

Watch the full video>>

Welcome to the new 2020 Fellows


The 2020 Laboratory Fellows: Top row (left to right): Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Christopher Fontes, Vania Jordanova and Thomas Leitner. Bottom row (left to right): Ralph Menikoff, Joseph Martz and John Lestone

Read the announcement here>>


View Fellows Nomination Procedures in the Link Below:
Fellows Nomination Procedures

Questions can be directed to Melissa Robinson of the Science Resource Office, mrobinson@lanl.gov, 667-8152.

Congratulations LANL Fellow Piotr Zelenay:

Fuel-cell leadership wins DOE merit award


The Los Alamos Scientific Community mourns the loss of Climate Modeling Scientist Robert Charles Malone:


Upcoming Fellows Meeting:

Monday, September 14 th, 2020


Guest Speaker: Irene Qualters, ALD for Simulation and Computation

Please keep watching for updates on LANL guidance on COVID-19.

Important Message:

LANL Fellows’ Perspective in Time of COVID-19>> May 14