Natalie Roe champions the highly-accomplished research divisions in accelerator technology, engineering, nuclear science, particle physics and cosmology. She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 1989 from Stanford University and joined the Lab as a postdoctoral fellow, holding many positions on the way to becoming ALD in July 2020. Roe has developed advanced instrumentation for her research in particle physics and cosmology experiments, and oversaw an expansion of research into dark matter, dark energy and quantum information science.
Cameron Geddes was appointed ATAP Division Director in March 2021. An award-winning scientist known internationally for his work on laser-plasma accelerators, Geddes has served as the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center’s Deputy for Experiments. He continues to serve as leader of the Laser-Plasma Accelerator Applications Group within the BELLA Center, as well as the next-generation kBELLA initiative. Geddes received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
HHenrik von der Lippe was appointed Engineering Division Director in March 2016. He is also the Chief Engineer for Berkeley Lab. He has served in a number of leadership roles in his 15+ year career at the Lab, with distinguished achievements in custom integrated circuit (IC) design, and he has led Berkeley Lab’s IC group since 2000. Von der Lippe received his MS degree in electronic engineering with a concentration in IC design from the University of Oslo, Norway.
Reiner Kruecken was appointed Nuclear Science Division Director in June 2022. An internationally renowned nuclear physicist, his primary research focuses on the structure and dynamics of atomic nuclei. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, he worked across a broad spectrum of nuclear science, including exotic nuclei and nuclear astrophysics, neutrinoless double beta-decay, heavy-ion collisions, and applied nuclear physics. Kruecken received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Cologne, Germany, followed by a postdoctoral position at Berkeley Lab studying nuclear physics using the Gammasphere detector.
Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille was appointed Physics Division Director in August 2021. Her research focuses on the study of dark matter and dark energy, and she has played instrumental roles in several international collaborations throughout her career, including the ANTARES undersea neutrino experiment, the SuperNova Legacy Survey, and the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. She is currently a member of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration and has served as DESI co-spokesperson since 2018. Palanque-Delabrouille received her Ph.D. jointly from the University of Chicago and the University of Paris-Diderot, contributing to the EROS search for dark matter objects using microlensing.