Meet the Speaker | Nuclear Fusion 101 | NDIA ETI Online Webinar

Directed Energy

Registration Open for March 28 Webinar

Tech 101 Series: Nuclear Fusion 101
Tuesday, March 28
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Meet Your Speaker

Dr. Heather Whitley

Dr. Heather Whitley is the Associate Program Director for High Energy Density Science (HEDS) in the Weapons Physics and Design (WPD) Program. She is responsible for providing technical oversight and management of the design, execution, and analysis of experiments at the National Ignition Facility and other lasers. Prior to this role, she served as a detailee on assignment to the NNSA Defense Programs Office of Experimental Sciences. Whitley completed her graduate studies of quantum systems at the University of California, Berkeley prior to joining LLNL as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2007. She was hired as a permanent staff member in August 2010 and was a recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. Her work at LLNL has broadly supported the physics data and modeling needs of nuclear warhead studies and high-energy density experiments. She was awarded the NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence twice in 2018.

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What is ETI?

NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI) is a non-partisan institute focused on technologies that are critical to the future of national defense. ETI provides research and analyses to inform the development and integration of emerging technologies into the defense industrial base. For more information on ETI activities, visit our YouTube page.



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