Biographical Information for US and Russian Contributors
joined VNIIEF in 1968 and now heads the Science and Design Division and serves as first deputy chief designer.
served as director of the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation in the Department of Energy under the George H. W. Bush administration. As executive assistant to the director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he participated in negotiations of international nonproliferation agreements such as Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (II), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
is a national security consultant to the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, DC, and teaches at the University of Minnesota. He served as director for defense policy and arms control on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 1993 to 2001.
working at LANL in the area of protection, control and accounting of nuclear materials (MPC&A), was developing and implementing technical means to be used world -wide by nuclear facility operators, and national and international inspection agencies, e.g. the DOE/NRC and the IAEA. In the US/Russian Lab-to-Lab Program, he was the Project Leader for the LANL teams working at a number of Russian facilities and also a member of the US Lab-to-Lab Steering Group. His duties included oversight of the LANL technical and program support activities to the L2L program and the establishment of strong working relationships with our Russian collaborators.
is an expert in materials science and materials engineering, with an emphasis on metallurgy and structural materials. He worked for many years at LANL where he played a key role in developing the Department of Energy (DOE) Initiative in Proliferation Prevention and served as chairman of the DOE laboratories coordinating body for that initiative.
began her career at LANL identifying commercialization opportunities in Russian weapons institutes through the Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (IPP) program and building the IPP Information System. Her IPP work led her to co-found Volius Networks, a global telecom company based in Moscow and Tel Aviv. She is currently founder and CEO of SportXast, a mobile video platform for sports.
served as under secretary, deputy secretary, and acting secretary of the Department of Energy from 1994 to 1997. In 2001, Curtis became the founding president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, an organization devoted to reducing nuclear, chemical, and biological dangers. He is a former member of the Defense Policy Board and the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee at the Department of Defense. He is currently vice chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the State Department and a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
is a Los Alamos physicist who began his LANL tenure as a postdoctoral fellow and later served in many capacities as a technical leader and senior manager. As deputy associate director for Nuclear Weapons Technology, he was instrumental in coordinating the first US-Russian laboratory director exchange visit to LANL in 1992. He was also a formative participant in the early Megagauss Conferences, which provided the framework for one of the highly productive US-Russian scientific collaborations.
managed the Advance Weapon Systems Division at SNL. He worked in energy and weapons programs during his 36-year career. He served as the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear matters and as the senior technical adviser to the assistant secretary of energy for defense programs.
works in the field of plasma physics, electrophysics and magnetic compression fusion. He has worked in VNIIEF since 1975 after graduating the MEPhI program in theoretical nuclear physics. He is the deputy chief fortheoretical researchof theVNIIEF Theoretical Department.
was the special assistant for Russian collaboration in the Office of the Associate Director for Weapons Physics at LANL at the time of his retirement in 2003. He is a former team leader and project leader at LANL and was one of the founders and leaders of the pulsed power collaboration with VNIIEF.
was a principal member of the technical staff at SNL from 1989 to 2004 where he worked with Russian colleagues at VNIIA on the TOBOS nuclear warhead container security system.
is a computational physicist who worked at LLNL from 1978 until his retirement in 2008. He began his career in the laser fusion and nuclear weapons programs and then spent 12 years in US-Russian lab-to-lab programs. He finished his career defining programmatic requirements for LLNL's supercomputer acquisitions. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University.
is an associate program leader at LLNL and materials protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) expert. He was instrumental in the MPC&A cooperation with the Russian military. Prior to joining LLNL in 1991, he served in the US Army, working in physical security and counterterrorism. He subsequently had similar positions within the Department of Defense.
worked in weapons design for five years at LLNL. In 1975 he began a 30-year career at LANL, leading the engineering efforts in structural analysis and testing and eventually becoming head of Weapons Engineering. At the time of his retirement from LANL he was deputy director of Engineering Sciences and Applications. He is now an active volunteer for the Los Alamos Historical Society, serving on the Board of Directors and as a docent at the historical museum.
is a senior scientist at VNIIEF with expertise in safeguard technologies and integrated materials protection, control, and accounting systems.
is a graduate of MEPhI. He is deputy chief designer at VNIIA and head of the International Relations Department.
is the leading scientist at A. A. Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) working in the field of plutonium material science. From 2001 she has served on the organizing committee of the Russian-US Plutonium Science Workshops.
is a nuclear physicist who worked at LANL on weapons diagnostics, directed energy, and explosive pulsed power. He was among the first scientists from LANL to work with Russia’s nuclear weapons institutes in 1992. He is the former project leader for the Nuclear Cities Initiative at LANL and currently works on the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence Program for LANL and the Department of Energy.
spent the first half of his career working as an engineer and leader in nuclear test expreriments in VNIITF. In 1994 he left Snezhisk to begin work in Minatom's Directorate for Development and Testing of Nuclear Weapons (the 5th Main Directorate), which he headed from 1996 to 2004. At that time, he returned to VNIITF as deputy director.
worked at VNIITF for more than 46 years and retired as first deputy director in 2013.
was a weapons designer and weapons program manager at LANL for more than 30 years. He served as a technical advisor to the Nuclear Testing Talks in Geneva, Los Alamos program manager for Russian Nonproliferation Programs, acting deputy director for National Security, and, before his retirement, national security adviser to the laboratory director.
, at VNIIEF since 1962, is senior scientist at the Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at VNIIEF.