Director, University Relations and Science Education, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Annie Kersting oversees a broad range of educational science and technology programs and initiatives that advance the mission and vision of the Laboratory. She works with the Laboratory’s senior leadership to develop and execute strategies, build strategic partnerships and foster collaborative research and education initiatives to ensure a workforce pipeline of top-tier science and technology talent.
She previously served as the Director of the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, where she focused on collaborative research between LLNL and the academic community in nuclear forensics, super heavy element discovery and environmental radiochemistry. The Seaborg Institute serves as a national center for the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty in transactinium science.
Dr. Kersting is an environmental radiochemist with research interests in understanding the fate and transport of radionuclides in the biosphere. Her current
research is focused on identifying the dominant bio-geo-chemical processes and the underlying mechanisms that control actinide (U, Pu, Np, Am) transport in the environment. Specifically, she is interested in identifying the processes that control actinide interactions on the molecular scale with inorganic, organic, microbial surfaces in the presence of water.