Principal Associate Directorate
Senior Technical Advisor
Paul Wegner is senior technical advisor to Jeff Wisoff, NIF & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate principal associate director.
Wegner has more than 35 years of experience developing lasers for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and other national security missions, beginning with LLNL’s Nova laser in 1984. In 1998, he joined the NIF project to work on the physics basis and systems engineering of the ultraviolet laser section. He went on to serve as NIF’s deputy program manager for optics and targets, and served as program director for Laser Science & Technology and Systems Engineering.
Wegner received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from Portland State University in 1984 and his Ph.D. in applied science from the University of California, Davis, in 1995.