Dr. Alex Zylstra received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in 2009, and his PhD. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Reines Postdoctoral Fellow, and then became a member of the scientific staff at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in 2018. He has studied numerous areas of high-energy-density physics and inertial confinement fusion, including nuclear astrophysics, charged-particle transport, and the development of novel inertial fusion designs. He was the experimental lead for the Hybrid E campaign on NIF, which generated the first burning and ignited plasmas in the laboratory. His work has been recognized by a DOE Early Career award in 2018 and a Livermore early career award in 2021.
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