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Ph.D. Wilhelm B. GAUSTER Retired Deputy Director, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque


1961 A.B. (Applied Physics), Harvard College
1966 Ph.D. (Physics), University of Tennessee (National Science Foundation Fellow)
1972-1974 Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico
1974-1975 Visiting Scientist, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich, Germany
1966-1992 Research and management positions, Sandia National Laboratories
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Site, Garching Joint Work Site, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project, Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
1996-2003 Deputy Director, Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA
2004-2005 Senior Manager for Energy Technology and Systems and Deputy to the Vice-President for Science, Technology and Research Foundations
since 2006 Consultant


Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community, National Academies, Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Physical Society
American Nuclear Society


Numerous papers in solid state physics and nuclear technology: non-linear elasticity, optical properties of semiconductors, thermoelasticity, neutron and electron irradiation effects, positron annihilation, muon spin rotation, plasma-materials interaction, fission and fusion science and technology, energy and research policy.


American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
US Department of Energy Distinguished Associate Award