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Luncheon Speaker - Joe Wong

Traveling in Antarctica and Patagonia

Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Cattlemens Restaurant

2882 Kitty Hawk Rd

Livermore, CA 94551,

Cost   $40/ person

Our May 14th speaker will be LLNL retiree, Joe Wong.  Joe has recently traveled to Patagonia and previously to Antarctica.  Joe will share with us his exciting adventures around the rugged yet beautiful southernmost parts of the Americas.  

Dr Wong came to the Lab in 1986 as a Senior Chemist and Group Leader within Chemistry and Materials Science.  Joe's research interests at the lab covered a broad spectrum including spectroscopy using Synchrotron radiation, chemical dynamics, high temperature metallurgy, damage in NIF fused silica optics, catching phonons in plutonium and many other challenging topics.

Through his career, Joe has published over 190 refereed journal articles, holds 7 patents, co-authored a textbook on applied spectroscopy, and earned numerous awards.  Just before retiring Joe was honored as a Fellow of the American Physical Society- a highly prestigious award.

Joe retired in 2006 and has dedicated this time to family and travel.  Joe earned a B.S. in Pure & Applied Chemistry at the Univ. of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia in 1965, followed by a BS in Physical Chemistry at the same in 1966.  Joe then earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Purdue University in 1970.

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