HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Research & Education to Advance Laboratory Missions
The Texas A&M University System
Dr. Marvin Adams facilitates research and education programs that enable Texas A&M University to help national laboratories execute their missions. Adams is a professor of nuclear engineering, holds the HTRI Endowed Professorship and is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He has received several teaching awards and is internationally recognized as a leader in computational science and engineering.
Adams joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1992 after more than five years as a computational physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He has served on many review and advisory bodies related to national security. He currently serves as a member of U.S. Strategic Command’s Strategic Advisory Group and its Stockpile Assessment Team; chair of the LANL Mission Committee; member of the LANL Science, Technology and Engineering committee; member of the LLNL Mission Committee; member and past chair of the LANL and LLNL Predictive Science Panel; and member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control.
Adams is often asked for assessments and advice on national security issues. Since 2009, he has delivered invited briefings to the president’s science advisor, the National Security Council, the Nuclear Weapons Council, the Secretary of Energy, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the vice president’s staff, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Nuclear Matters, the DoD Office of Net Assessment, STRATCOM, several undersecretaries of defense, the dod assistant secretary for nuclear/chemical/biological weapons, National Nuclear Security Administration, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, various intelligence agencies, LANL, LLNL, SNL, and staff members from Senate and House committees.