Retired Independent Consultant
John C. Browne received his BS in physics from Drexel University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Duke University in 1969. He was a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National laboratory from 1970 to 1979 where he worked at the Livermore 100 MeV electron linac and at LAMPF on basic and applied nuclear physics. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1979 where he continued his nuclear physics research at LAMPF and other facilities as head of the neutron physics group (P-3) in the Physics division. He held a series of technical management positions at Los Alamos, including P-Division Leader (1981-84), Associate Director for Experimental Physics (1984-85), Associate Director for Research (1985), Associate Director for Defense Research and Applications (1986-91), Associate Director for Computational and Information Sciences (1991-93), LANSCE Director (1993-97), and Laboratory Director from 1997-2003. He retired from LANL in 2003. His scientific interests include nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, materials science, accelerator applications, nuclear weapons physics, non-proliferation and arms control. Since that time he has done consulting for a variety of companies, universities, and national laboratories on technical management, national security and energy issues. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on a number of non-profit boards including the Hertz Foundation, which provides graduate fellowships in science and engineering.