Our mission is to advance and promote intense ultrafast laser science and applications by:
- Advancing the frontiers of laser-science research;
- Providing students and scientists with broad access to unique facilities and enabling technologies;
- Fostering collaboration among researchers and networks from around the world.
LaserNetUS supports students
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Our members include
Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
- Department of Energy
Building a Network we believe in
Below you’ll find the LaserNetUS organizational chart. Navigate on the left-hand side to meet the different committee members, panelists, key players, and contacts who make our organization a success.
Network Facilities Committee
I-USE: Intense-light USers Engagment Committee
External / Membership
Scientific Advisory Board
Proposal Review Panel
The Proposal Review Panel (PRP) is responsible for the evaluation of LaserNetUS proposals for scientific and technical merit. It was established as an independent and confidential committee to provide unbiased recommendations for awarding experimental time across all participating facilities.
Dr. Tammy Ma (LLNL) served as the inaugural Chair for Runs 1-3 and Dr. Arianna Gleason (SLAC/Stanford) will assume the role of Chair for Run 4.
As a graduate student, LaserNetUS has been crucial for both providing me with the means to obtain my thesis data and also the training and expertise from the network of scientists, engineers and staff at these premier laser facilities. I’m very grateful for the access I’ve been able to have at these consortium of laser laboratories and also the opportunity to learn about the exciting research being done at each facility at the annual LaserNetUS meeting.
Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I’m excited to see how LaserNetUS fills a critical need in North America identified in our NAS report “Opportunities in Intense Ultrafast Lasers: Reaching for the Brightest Light”, to establish and maintain a network of coordinated user facilities where any scientist from academia, national labs, or industry can propose research at a range of complementary petawatt-class lasers. This concept enables and accelerates research across a broad array of fundamental and applied science. The varied science that can benefit from LaserNetUS facilities ranges from elementary particles to high density plasmas, geoscience to medical science, and attosecond physics to high energy astrophysics. The enhanced cooperation and coordination brought about by the network promotes petawatt laser utilization for truly transformative science.
Prof. Philip H. Bucksbaum
Stanford University, Chair of NASEM “Opportunities in Intense Ultrafast Lasers: Reaching for the Brightest Light” report
LaserNetUS was invaluable for completing my PhD research in plasma physics from Princeton. The creation of the network not only gave us access to high-quality lasers with capabilities exactly tailored to our goals, but also let me submit a successful proposal as a student researcher. Data from our campaign at Colo. State University made it possible for me to write my thesis and start off a career in high-density plasma physics.
Staff Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
How we impact Academia and Industry
LaserNetUS powers both academic institutions and the private sector, enabling game-changing research, R&D, and new applications, networking opportunities with strong commercial potential and societal benefits. It also enables the development of a talented workforce needed by national laboratories.
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