Carol Burns PhD

Hertz Fellow: Carol Burns PhD

University of California, Berkeley

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

1983 - 1988

Carol Burns is a deputy principal associate director for Science, Technology & Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She has held various roles at LANL, including division leader for Chemistry, group leader for Nuclear and Radiochemistry, chemistry division deputy division leader and program manager for Advanced Concepts in Energy Technology. Carol also served as senior policy advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was awarded the LANL Fellows Publication Prize in 2002, named a Laboratory Fellow in 2003 and named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. Carol holds a BS in chemistry from Rice University and a PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.