BLOG purpose

This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Comments not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Credentials of the Director for S&T.

Please update or comment on the credentials of the Director for S&T. Is it correct - only 33 publications, mostly not peer reviewed? 

Patricia Kuntz Falcone (maiden name (1952-1977) Patricia Ann Kuntz).

Spouse: Roger W. Falcone, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Division Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. 

B.S.E. Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences (1974). Princeton University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1975) 
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1981, Stanford University

Sandia National Laboratories 
Member of the Technical Staff* (1981-1989).
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff* (1989-1993).
Technical Manager* (1993-2003).
Senior Manager (Technical)* (2003 to present).
Sandia IPA at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.
Senior Policy Analyst* (2009-2011)
Assistant Director, National Security* (2011 to present).

Member, Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Research Council (2007-2009).
Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (2006 to present).
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1981 to present).
Member, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA (2007 to present).
Sigma Xi (research honor society) (1981 to present).

Selected Publications (total of 33)
P.K. Falcone, ed. Catastrophic Bioterrorism Scenarios: Response Architectures and Technology Implications, prepared by Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Washington Institute for the Department of Homeland Security, March 2006.

S.P. Gordon, P.K. Falcone, eds., The Emerging Roles of Energy Storage in a Competitive Power Market: Summary of a DOE Workshop, Sandia National Laboratories Report SAND95-8247, June 1995.

P.K. Falcone, ``Clouds and Obscurants Countermeasures,'' in Proceedings of the Countermeasures Verification Program Review, 
SandiaReport, December 1990.

P.K. Falcone, et al., ``Sensitivity Analysis of High Altitude Rocket Plumes Computed Using CHARM 1.2,'' in Proceedings of the 18th JANNAF Exhaust Plume Technology Subcommittee Meeting, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, November 14-16, 1989.

Patricia Kuntz Falcone, A Handbook for Solar Central Receiver Design, Sandia National Laboratories Report SAND86-8009, December 1986.

P.K. Falcone, Technical Review of the Solid Particle Receiver Program, Sandia National Laboratories Report. SAND84-8229, July 1984.

P.K. Falcone, R.K. Hanson, and C.H. Kruger, ``Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Measurements of Nitric Oxide in Combustion Gases,'' Combustion, Science and Technology, Vol. 35, pp 81-99, 1983.

P.K. Falcone, R.K. Hanson, and C.H. Kruger, ``Tunable Diode Laser Measurements of the Band Strength and Collision Halfwidths of Nitric Oxide,'' J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, Vol. 29, No.3, pp 205-221, 1983.

Ronald K. Hanson and Patricia Kuntz Falcone, ``Temperature Measurement Technique for High-Temperature Gases Using a Tunable Diode Laser,'' Applied Optics, Vol. 17, No. 16, pp. 2477-2480, August 15, 1978.

R.K. Hanson, P.A. Kuntz, and C.H. Kruger, ``High-resolution Spectroscopy of Combustion Gases Using a Tunable IR Diode Laser,'' Applied Optics, Vol. 16, No. 8, pp. 2045-2048, August 1977.

P.A. Kuntz, et al., Comprehensive Bibliography of Literature on Non-Cryogenic Storage and Recovery of Hydrogen, Interim Report AFLRL, No. 30, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, September 1973.

C.M. Hogan, P.A. Kuntz, et al., Environmental Impact of the Proposed Widening of Edgewood Road, ET 41, ESL, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA. September 1972.
P.A. Kuntz, et al., Air, Traffic, and Noise Environmental Impact Associated with the Replacement of the Dumbarton Bridge, ET 39, ESL, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA. August 1972.


Anonymous said...

She'll be better than the Spaniard, hijo de puta.

Anonymous said...

Never been a heavy hitter.
Never will be.

Anonymous said...

It's not clear number of peer-reviewed publications correlates with ability to be effective as Director for S&T.

Anonymous said...

Can she move product, bring in the money, be a rainmaker, play long ball, make gut decisions on the fly, impress the big the fat cats in Washington. If she can do that she is the real deal and can own it.

Anonymous said...

A compelling argument why holding a Ph.D. does not imply management suitability or competence.

Anonymous said...

Under her leadership S and T will finally fold. About time. Was a terrible idea from the outset.

Anonymous said...

Wow does anyone have anything positive to say or is this blog becoming the "negative nillies"

Anonymous said...

Nihilists, not "nillies."

Anonymous said...

Nattering nabobs of negativism

Anonymous said...

Become a yes man/woman and you will command a nice salary..

That's all that LLNS differing opinions, no controversy..

Just "good soldiers" who will tow the company line....

LLNL has become compromised by politicians....Thanks DiFi

Anonymous said...

April 10, 2015 at 4:54 PM



Submit candidates for new topics here only. Stay on topic with National Labs' related issues. All submissions are screened first for ...