Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The Engineering Directorate creates and applies engineering knowledge to advance national security.

Engineering at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary enterprise that relies on collaborations, internal and external to LLNL, to enable innovative technological breakthroughs in fields such as materials engineering and manufacturing, bio-engineering, data analytics and machine learning, sensing, and autonomous systems to impact National Security needs and applications.

Many of our leading-edge concepts and innovations have been translated by R&D firms into commercial products that improve everyday life in novel and practical ways.


  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Bioengineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
    and Manufacturing
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Ultrafast Optics and Photonics

Pulsed power, plasma physics, and other electromagnetic technologies sense, measure, and create extreme environments.

Biology and engineering intersect through nano-scale implantable devices, biocompatible materials, and electro-bio interfaces.

Modeling and simulating complex physical systems, processing unique signals, and applying computational power to autonomous systems.

Developing new materials, designs, and processes for next-generation manufacturing.

Addressing the need for new robust, sustainable, and secure power technologies.

Inventing optical systems for the world's most powerful lasers, ultrafast events, and national security.


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We work with industrial, university, and agency partners to transform discoveries into applications for national security and the markeplace. Got ideas? Need labs or expertise?


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