Brian Bauman

A headshot of optical engineer Brian Bauman.

Brian Bauman is an optical engineer in the Computational Engineering Division who joined LLNL in 1998 after earning his BS in Engineering Physics from U.C. San Diego, and his M.S. in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He earned his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2003 while working at LLNL. Brian’s focus is on novel optical systems and computationally-efficient optical-design optimization techniques.  

As an optical engineer, Brian has designed and engineered optical subsystems for space-based applications, astronomical instruments (including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Gemini Planet Imager, the Lick Observatory adaptive-optics system, and the Legacy Survey of Space and Time Camera at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory), adaptive-optics programs, vision research applications, additive manufacturing (particularly in large-area micro-stereolithography), and spectroscopic applications. He is the author or co-author on over 70 publications and holds seven patents. He is married to his wife Edina and enjoys racing small sailboats with his two college-aged children.