Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Doug Larson

NIF Facility Manager and Chief Engineer, NIF & Photon Science

NIF Facility Manager Doug Larson has nearly 30 years of experience in LLNL’s fusion programs, including NIF technology development, Beamlet, Nova, and TMX. He received his B.S. degree from the University of New Mexico in electrical engineering in 1983. Previous positions have included project engineer for Beamlet, pulsed power engineer for Nova, Beamlet,and NIF, leadership of NIF line-replaceable unit design and production, program manager for engineering and controls, and deputy principal associate director for NIF. He also is the chief engineer for NIF & Photon Science.