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Mike Furlanetto

LANSCE User Facility Director

MRF-b.jpgDr. Michael Furlanetto is Director of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) and Senior Director for the Associate Laboratory Directorate of Physical Sciences at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANSCE is a premier accelerator-based user facility for research underpinning Laboratory missions in national security, energy security, and fundamental science, with over 700 user visits annually. Dr. Furlanetto has overall operational responsibility for LANSCE and oversees the basic, applied, and national security research performed at the 5 target stations that comprise LANSCE, including neutron scattering research at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, nuclear science and technology at the WNR facility, national security research at the proton radiography facility, fundamental research at the Ultra-Cold Neutron Facility, and the production of medical radionuclides at the IPF.

Dr. Michael R. Furlanetto has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2004. He arrived as an Agnew National Security Fellow in Physics Division to develop new phase transition diagnostics for shock experiments. He then worked in diagnostic development, with a particular focus on the application of velocimetry on subcritical experiments, and in hydrocode modeling of focused and integrated experiments. Mike served as a diagnostic physicist on the Thermos, Barolo, and Bacchus subcritical experiment series and was the diagnostic coordinator for the Gemini series, which demonstrated the value of multiplexed velocimetry for increased understanding of early-implosion hydrodynamics. In 2015, he moved to the X-Theoretical Design Division to become the subcritical experiment program manager. In 2017, Mike became the Deputy Program Director for the Office of Experimental Sciences, where he has helped to oversee stockpile-related experimental research in nuclear physics, material science, high-energy-density physics, and implosion hydrodynamics.

Before LANL, Mike received a B.A. in chemistry and history from Williams College and a M.A. in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California – Berkeley, where he studied the transition states of chemical reactions with laser spectroscopy. After Berkeley, he did postdoctoral research with Dr. Russell Hemley of the Carnegie Institution of Washington as a Carnegie Fellow, performing research on high-pressure chemistry and physics in diamond anvil cells.

Past Leadership

Gus Sinnis

Gus Sinnis
LANSCE User Facility Director
2015-2020

Kurt Schoenberg

Kurt Schoenberg
LANSCE User Facility Director
2006-2015

Paul Lisowski

Paul Lisowski
LANSCE User Facility Director
2001-2006

Roger Pynn

Roger Pynn
LANSCE Division Leader
1997-2001

John C. Browne

John C. Browne
LANSCE Division Leader
1993-1997

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes
LAMPF Director and Division Leader
1991-1993

Ed Knapp

Ed Knapp
LAMPF Director and Division Leader
1990-1991

Don Hagerman

Don Hagerman
LAMPF Division Leader
1985-1990

Gerald Garvey

Gerald Garvey
LAMPF Director
1985-1990

Louis Rosen

Louis Rosen
LAMPF Founder and Director
1966-1985