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Roger Elwood Batzel

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Dates

December 1, 1921 – July 29, 2000

Authorized Form of Name

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Biography

Abstract

Roger Batzel was a nuclear chemist and Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research interests pertained to high-energy nuclear reactions.

Important Dates

December 1, 1921Birth, Weiser (Idaho).

1947Obtained BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow (Idaho).

1947 – 1948Chemist, Hanford Atomic Products Operation, General Electric Company.

1951Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1951 – 1953Senior Chemist, California Research and Development Corporation (now Rand Corporation).

1953 – 2000Assistant Division Leader, Chemistry Department (1953-1959); Head, Chemistry Department (1959-1961); Associate Director, Chemistry (1961-1966); Director, Chemistry and Space Reactors (1966-1968); Associate Director, Chemistry and Biomedical Research (1969-1971); Director (1971-1988); and Director Emeritus (1989-2000), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

July 29, 2000Death, San Ramon (Calif.).

Occupation

Nuclear chemist.

Places

Birth

Weiser (Idaho)

Undergraduate Education

Moscow (Idaho)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Death

San Ramon (Calif.)

Subjects

Chemistry.

Nuclear weapons.

Relationships

People

Family

Batzel, Edwina Grindstaff

Wife.

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anastasio, Michael R.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Browne, John C.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Foster, John S., 1922-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tarter, C. Bruce

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Hanford Atomic Products Operation

Chemist.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Director.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Director and Director Emeritus.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Assistant Division Leader, Chemistry Division; Head, Chemistry Division; Associate Director, Chemistry; Director, Chemistry and Space Reactors; and Associate Director, Chemistry and Biomedical Research (Livermore campus).

Rand Corporation

Senior Chemist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in 1951.

University of Idaho. Department of Chemical Engineering

Obtained BS in 1947.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Robert Elwood Batzel Physics Today obituary.