Karl van Bibber

Karl van Bibber received his BS and PhD from MIT in physics. He subsequently served as an assistant professor at Stanford University, Chief Scientist for Physics and Space Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Vice President and Dean of Research of the Naval Postgraduate School. In 2012 he joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, as Professor and Chair of Nuclear Engineering, serving also as Executive Director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, a DOE Office of Non-Proliferation Center of Excellence. In July 2017 he was appointed as Associate Dean for Research, and in July 2019 as Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering. His research focuses on basic and applied nuclear science, particle astrophysics, and accelerator science and technology. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the DOE Deputy Secretary Award, and the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. He is a Fellow of the APS and AAAS. He served as the professor of the course that organized this publication.