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People of PLS

Great science starts with great people.

Over 1000 people make up the heart of Physical and Life Sciences. Each person’s unique talents and background contribute to the collaborative teams, innovative solutions, and cutting-edge research that help us make a difference.

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Christina Morency

Christina Morency


I like the level of certainty associated with science, but also the questioning and unknown that is part of a researcher’s life.”

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Bob Heeter

Bob Heeter

Experimental Physicist

I’m in high-energy-density plasma physics (or, “What happens to stuff when it gets REALLY hot?”).”

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Amanda Wu

Amanda Wu

Materials Scientist

My exposure to space camps and visits to various NASA centers sparked my interest in science at a young age.”

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Samantha Clarke

Samantha Clarke

Materials Chemist

I love that my work and research has evolved so much in only two years, and that I’ve been able to work on so many different projects.”

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