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Siegfried Glenzer

BOARD MEMBER, Plasma Physics

Siegfried Glenzer is a Board Advisor and Founding Partner at Kronos Fusion Energy, specializing in Plasma Physics. He is a recent recipient of the prestigious E. O. Lawrence award and currently serves as Professor and High-Energy-Density division director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

In 2013, Siegfried joined SLAC as a distinguished scientist to develop a new discovery-class program focused on exploring matter in extreme conditions using high-power lasers and the state-of-the-art Linac Coherent Light Source x-ray beam. Prior to his time at SLAC, he was the plasma physics group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 12 years. There, he led the first inertial confinement fusion experiments on the National Ignition Facility.

Siegfried has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.Siegfried's accomplishments include receiving the American Physical Society's "Excellence in Plasma Physics" Award in 2003, two DOE Excellence in Publications Awards in 2011 and 2014, and two Science and Technology Awards in 2005 and 2012. In 2004, he was awarded the Alexander-von-Humboldt senior research prize and spent a research and teaching year at Universität Rostock and Deutsche Elektronen Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany. Since then, he has hosted multiple postdoctoral fellows and supervised over 30 postdoctoral scientists at both LLNL and SLAC. Having authored and co-authored more than 400 journal publications, Siegfried also published the textbook "Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation" by D. H. Froula, S. H. Glenzer, N. C. Luhamn, Jr., J. Sheffield, 2nd edition (Elsevier, 2010) and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Siegfried Glenzer
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