Gregory Canavan

Former Director, Office of Inertial Fusion at United States Department of Energy

Gregory Canavan

Gregory Canavan

Former Director, Office of Inertial Fusion at United States Department of Energy

Biography

Gregory Canavan is a senior fellow and scientific advisor for Los Alamos National Laboratory and a former chairman of the Hertz Board of Directors.

Previously, he served as the DOE director of the Office of Inertial Fusion, special assistant to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, and as a Presidential White House Fellow. Greg currently serves as a member of Advisory Groups on missile defense and strategic assessments for Air Force Space Command, U.S. NORTH Command and USSTRATOM. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1988. Greg holds a BS in mathematics with highest honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Auburn University and both an MS and PhD in applied sciences from the University of California, Davis.

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Number of Awards

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Director at Washington Research Foundation

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Director, Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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President at The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

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Former Associate Director, Earth & Environmental Sciences at U.S. Department of Defense

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Former Laboratory Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Deputy Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology & Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus Senior Scholar at Princeton University - The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

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Professor at University of Wisconsin Madison - College of Engineering

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Research Professor at University of California - Davis

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Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Science at University of California - Davis

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Former Director, Office of Inertial Fusion at United States Department of Energy
Education
PhD in Applied Science

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

BS in Mathematics

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force Academy), is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting more than a million visitors each year.

MBA

The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is located on the Auburn University campus in the vibrant city of Auburn, Alabama. Their students receive an innovative yet practical education focused on career readiness. Their degree programs in accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the nation. Their research centers in supply chain and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies guide the Fortune 100.

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Current

The American Association for the Advancement of Science provides science related journal, program, and education services. The firm also promotes the responsible use of science in public policy. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Fellow
Current

American Physical Society is a nonprofit company headquartered in College Park, MD, that operates non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.The company says this about itself: The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, DC.

Member
Current

White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Career History
Director, Office of Inertial Fusion
Prior

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.The Department is under the control and supervision of a United States Secretary of Energy, a political appointee of the President of the United States. The Energy Secretary is assisted in managing the Department by a United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, also appointed by the President, who assumes the duties of the Secretary in his absence. The Department also has three Under Secretaries, each appointed by the President, who oversee the major areas of the Department's work. The President also appoints eight officials with the rank of Assistant Secretary of Energy who have line management responsibility for major organizational elements of the Department.

Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff
Prior

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. Rapid Global Mobility Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. Precision Engagement The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. Agile Combat Support Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. Core Values The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Boards & Committees
Member, Fellowship & Programs Council
Prior

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Awards & Honors
1969
Hertz Fellowship
1968
Hertz Fellowship
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