John Scott, Co-Director, JCRNS
John Scott started at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 1998 as a postdoc in the weapon design division after completing his PhD in nuclear engineering at the University of California Berkeley. During his career, John has served as the system point of contact for two weapons systems and was the lead secondary designer for the Reliable Replacement Warhead project at LANL. John served as a member of the ASC Predictive Science Panel from 2009 to 2013 and was the project leader for weapons performance metrics in the Advanced Certification program from 2009-2017. He served as the group leader for the Integrated Design and Assessment Group within the Theoretical Design Division and as the deputy division leader for stockpile work in the Theoretical Design Division. John is currently the acting officer director for the National Security and International Studies Office at LANL.
John M. Scott
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jim E. Morel, Co-Director, JCRNS
Professor Jim E. Morel received a B.S. in mathematics from Louisiana State University in 1972, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from Louisiana State University in 1974, and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1979. He began his career in 1974 as a nuclear research officer at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. In 1976 he became a staff scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. In 1984 he became a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, eventually serving as a group leader and scientific advisor. In 2005 he accepted a professorship in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University. In 2007 he became Director of the Center for Large Scale Scientific Simulations at TAMU. He has published 114 journal articles, 84 refereed full conference papers, and 27 refereed conference summaries relating to numerical methods for neutral particle transport, charged-particle transport, thermal radiation transport, and radiation-hydrodynamics.
Jim E. Morel
Texas A&M University