John Browne

Former Laboratory Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory

John Browne

John Browne

Former Laboratory Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Biography

Director Emeritus
John Browne, PhD

Retired Independent Consultant
St. George, UT

Director Emeritus, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Browne was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1987 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2000. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater, Drexel, in 1999. He is a past recipient of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration fellowship. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Pi Sigma honorary societies. He owns a private consulting company, called JCB Scientific Consulting, LLC, which provides services to various laboratories, companies and universities on scientific and national security matters. He also serves on nonprofit foundation boards, including the Fannie and John Hertz foundation and the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation. John and his wife Marti live in St. George, Utah.

John C. Browne received his BS in physics from Drexel University in 1965 and his PhD in physics from Duke University in 1969. From 1970-79, Dr. Browne was a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he did research in nuclear physics with a focus on astrophysics and fission physics. Dr. Browne came to Los Alamos National laboratory in 1979 as a group leader in the Physics division. During his 24 years at Los Alamos, he has held several positions, including Physics Division Leader, Associate Director for Experimental Physics, Associate Director for Research, Associate Director for Defense Research and Applications, and Associate Director for Computational and Information Sciences. From 1993 to 1997 he was Program Director for the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) and also managed Energy Research programs. He served as the Laboratory Director from 1997 to early 2003. He retired from LANL in June 2003.

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1030

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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

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

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

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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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John Browne
Former Laboratory Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Education
PhD in Physics
Class of 1969

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

BS in Physics
Class of 1965

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include: Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op. A history of academic technology firsts. Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via: Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites. Drexel University Sacramento The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization. International research partnerships including China and Israel. Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel’s ongoing strategic plan, “Transforming the Modern Urban University,” guides the University’s 21st-century trajectory.

Memberships
Fellow
2000 - 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
1987 - Current

American Physical Society is a nonprofit company headquartered in College Park, MD. The firm 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.

Career History
Program Director
1993 - 1997
Laboratory Director
1979 - 2003

Los Alamos National Laboratory operates as a multidisciplinary institution. It offers services in science, engineering, earth science, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and space science. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Los Alamos, NM.

Staff Scientist
1970 - 1979

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides nuclear testing services. The Laboratory's security needs include countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and strengthening homeland security against the terrorist use of such weapons. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Livermore, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current

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.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$250 - $499
2016

American Physical Society is an American nonprofit company located in College Park, MD. The firm 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.

$15K - $50K
2015

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.

$250 - $499
2015

American Physical Society is an American nonprofit company located in College Park, MD. The firm 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.

Awards & Honors
1999
Drexel University
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