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INL Welcomes New Deputy Laboratory Director
Dr. Marianne Walck began her role as the deputy laboratory director for Science and Technology and INL's chief research officer on Jan. 7, 2019, replacing Kelly Beierschmitt who accepted a new role at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Walck has more than 25 years of DOE National Laboratory technical leadership experience, including technical program leadership, research leadership, and line, personnel, and site management. From 2015 to 2017, Walck was the vice president of Sandia's California laboratory as well as serving as the lead for Sandia's Energy and Climate Program. As vice president of Sandia's California laboratory, Walck was responsible for principal programs including nuclear weapons stewardship; homeland security with a focus on defending against weapons of mass destruction; combustion, transportation, and hydrogen energy research; biology; and advanced computational and information systems.
Prior to that, Walck held a variety of research and management positions at Sandia. She served on the Sandia Research Leadership Team, created and led the Geoscience Research Foundation; was director of the Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center; and was director of the Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center.
Walck received a master's and a doctorate in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in geology/physics from Hope College. She holds memberships in the American Geophysical Union, the Seismological Society of America, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the American Nuclear Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She serves on several advisory boards for universities and technical institutes including the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and is a Senior Fellow of the California Council of Science and Technology.
Date Published: 2019-01-21T07:00:00Z