Alvin W. Trivelpiece, PhD

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Title: Physicist, Consultant

Company: Sandia National Laboratories

Location: Henderson, Nevada, United States

Alvin Trivelpiece, Physicist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

For more than 50 years, Dr. Trivelpiece has made significant contributions to the study and application of physics. Early on in his career, he was recognized as a Fulbright Scholar at Delft University in the Netherlands. This early distinction set the tone for the accomplishments Dr. Trivelpiece would provide during his career. Some of his top achievements include holding patents in the field and being the first person to reprogram $4 million to initiate the Human Genome Project. Throughout his career, he has helped academic appoints such as being an associate professor for the University of California at Berkeley and as a professor of physics at the University of Maryland. From 1973 to 1975, Dr. Trivelpiece accepted the assistant director for the research division position with the Atomic Energy Commission. In this role, he controlled thermonuclear research. In the next two decades, he worked as a vice president for Maxwell Laboratories, Science Applications, Inc., and as a director of the Office of Energy Research with the United States Department of Energy. In 1987, Dr. Trivelpiece served as an executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He would continue on to direct the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hold executive positions with the Martin Marietta Energy Systems and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. In the late 2000s, Dr. Trivelpiece shifted in to consulting positions with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Sandia National Laboratories.

In addition to his work in physics, Dr. Trivelpiece is a founding board member, secretary and treasurer of the American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness. He has been the workshop chairman of the National Academy of Science and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, Dr. Trivelpiece has contributed his expertise as the chairman and president of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, and on the commissions of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Applications and the Kazakhstan National Research Council among other professional appointments. In 1966, he published “Slow Wave Propagation in Plasma Wave Guides,” and in 1973, he published, “Principles of Plasma Physics.” Always committed to professional development, Dr. Trivelpiece maintains affiliation to a variety of organizations such as the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Association of University Professors, the American Nuclear Society and the Capital Hill Club. Dr. Trivelpiece was selected to be a part of the 2017 Lifetime Achievers book, the Marquis Millennium Magazine and as a Top Industry Expert.

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