Félicie Albert is the deputy director for LLNL’s High Energy Density (HED) Science Center and a scientist in LLNL’s National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, as well as the Joint HED Sciences organization.
Her areas of expertise include the generation and applications of novel sources of electrons, x-rays, and gamma-rays through laser-plasma interaction, laser-wakefield acceleration, and Compton scattering. She has conducted many experiments using high-intensity lasers at various facilities around the world.
Albert received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019, was awarded a 2016 DOE Early Career Research Program Award to develop new x-ray sources for HED science experiments, and leads several Laboratory Directed Research and Development projects at LLNL.
She received the 2017 APS-DPP Katherine E. Weimer Award for outstanding contributions to plasma science research and the 2017 Edouard Fabre Prize for contributions to the physics of laser-produced plasmas. She was selected by the APS as an outstanding referee in 2015.
Albert joined LLNL in 2008 as a postdoctoral researcher in the photon science and applications program to work on nuclear resonance fluorescence experiments. She became a permanent member of the technical staff in 2010.
Albert earned her PhD in physics in 2007 from the Ecole Polytechnique in France, her MS in optics from the University of Central Florida in 2004, and her BS in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, France, in 2003.
She serves on many technical review panels, conference committees, and editorial boards, and is regularly involved in outreach activities for specialized audiences. She has more than 70 refereed publications and has given more than 35 invited talks at international conferences. She is a member of the International Committee of Ultra Intense Lasers (ICUIL), a senior member of OSA, and an APS member.