Principal Associate Directorate
Jeff Horner is the chief engineer for the NIF & Photon Science Directorate. He is also the project manager for the NIF Sustainment project.
Horner was most recently the project manager for the Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) technology development project. Prior to DPAL, he was the project manager for 2018 delivery of the High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) to the European Extreme Light Infrastructure Facility in the Czech Republic.
Horner joined LLNL in 1996 with previous experience in the aerospace and wind energy industries. He worked as project and design engineer for the following projects for nearly 20 years in the Lasers and NIF&PS directorates: the Nova Petawatt Laser; NIF transport and handling; universal and flashlamp canisters; NIF final optics, target, and cryo engineering; NIF mechanical systems; and HAPLS. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.