As the Labs Director for Sandia National Laboratories, Stephen Younger provides leadership and management direction for the safe, secure execution of all Sandia missions.
Prior to joining Sandia, Steve contributed 34 years of distinguished service at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). He was Vice President and Chief Technologist for Northrop Grumman Technology
Before his government service, Steve was Senior Associate Director for National Security at LANL, responsible for ensuring the safety and reliability of most of America's nuclear deterrent. From 1982 to 1989, he was a nuclear weapons designer at LLNL, where he developed and oversaw testing of several new concepts in nuclear explosives. He also served as Computational Atomic Theorist at the National Bureau of Standards.
Steve is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has published extensively in atomic theory, plasma physics, anthropology, and national security.
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