High Energy Density S&T
National Ignition Facility
Warren Hsing leads the High Energy Density Science and Technology (HED S&T) line organization within NIF&PS. The mission of HED S&T is to provide the experimental, diagnostic, and target fabrication capabilities and personnel for high energy density experiments on NIF and other laser facilities. These support the National Nuclear Security Administration Stockpile Stewardship Program, Discovery Science experiments, and National Security Applications efforts on NIF.
Dr. Hsing has more than 32 years of experience in high energy density experiments. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in 1983. He subsequently joined Sandia National Laboratories, performing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and weapons physics experiments on pulsed power machines. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1992, performing ICF experiments on LLNL’s Nova laser. He later served as a leader of a group of HED experimentalists performing ICF and weapon physics experiments.
He joined LLNL in 1997 as the experimental leader for high energy density stockpile experiments. Since then he has played a key role in the advocacy and development of HED experiments on lasers, holding positions in both NIF and the Laboratory’s Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate.
Dr. Hsing has received the DOE Weapons Award of Excellence and an R&D100 Award.