MEES Brown Bag Seminar Series, Richard M. Seugling and Adam W. Jaycox, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Research Overview - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory"

March 30, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Duke 345
Contact: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, 704-687-8253

Research Overview – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Richard M. Seugling, Precision Engineer and Deputy Program Manager, Target Fabrication Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Adam W. Jaycox, Precision Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). This talk with give an overview of the scope and scale of work conducted at LLNL, and provide insight into the day to day life of an engineer at the laboratory. We will present topics ranging from the core mission of supporting the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program to the laboratory’s role in cutting edge scientific research in fields such as advanced materials and high powered computing.

About the Speakers:

Richard M. Seugling is a Precision Engineer and Deputy Program Manager of the Target Fabrication program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Target Fabrication program is comprised of over 100 Scientist, Engineers, Technicians and Machinists supporting the design, manufacture and metrology of complex High Energy Density Science experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and other experimental facilities within the DOE. Richard received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003 after which he was awarded an NRC post-doc fellowship at NIST where he spent a year studying small force metrology before taking a full-time position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Richard’s research interests include meso-scale metrology, advanced manufacture of precision structures, x-ray metrology, precision forming and diamond machining.

Adam W. Jaycox is a Precision Engineer supporting the Additive Manufacturing initiative at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His primary role within the Additive Manufacturing team is to bring deterministic design and operating principles to new processes and equipment with the intent of transitioning technologies from laboratory to production environments. Most recently his work has centered on the design, deployment, and qualification of the next generation of Direct Ink Write additive manufacturing systems in use at LLNL. Adam joined LLNL after receiving his MSME from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014, where his research focused on precision machine design and instrumentation.