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Los Alamos National Laboratory has named John Sarrao as the new Associate Director for Theory, Simulation and Computation. Sarrao joined the laboratory in 1997 as a technical staff member in experimental condensed matter physics.
He has held a variety of management positions including Materials Physics and Applications division leader. His most current position was LANL’s DOE Office of Science program director and director of the Material Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE) program.
The ADTSC is part of the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering organization at Los Alamos. Sarrao will have responsibility for the Advanced Computing Solutions office and Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences, High Performance Computing and Theoretical divisions.
“John is a world-class scientist with a distinguished record of discoveries and international recognition,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “His track record as a research scientist and his experience leading and managing a large, complex multi-disciplinary technical organization give me full confidence in his abilities.”