Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Lawrence Livermore's core competencies are R&D investment areas each defined by an identified best-of-class capability that underpins the national security missions of the Laboratory. Ongoing strategic planning examines the health and vitality of each of these areas, investing as necessary to enhance or build infrastructure, capabilities, and teams of researchers. The core competencies of Lawrence Livermore are as follows:

  • Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • High-Energy-Density Science
  • High-Performance Computing, Simulation, and Data Science
  • Lasers and Optical Science and Technology
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Nuclear, Chemical, and Isotopic Science and Technology