CTO & VP, Science, Technology & Research Foundations
Sandia National Laboratories
Richard Stulen is Vice President of Sandia’s California laboratory and Homeland Security and Defense Strategic Management Unit. The division’s principal programs include nuclear weapons stewardship; homeland security with a focus on defending against weapons of mass destruction; combustion, transportation, and hydrogen energy research; microfluidics design; and advanced computational and information systems.
After joining Sandia in 1976, Stulen helped establish Sandia’s first synchrotron radiation research effort. In 1984, he became the manager of Sandia’s Surface Science and Chemical Physics Department, where he managed the materials portion of the Basic Energy Sciences Program.
In the early 1990s, Stulen helped initiate one of Sandia’s first cooperative research-and-development agreements (CRADAs) under DOE’s Technology Transfer Initiative.
In 2005, Stulen was promoted to vice president of science and technology and served as Sandia’s chief technology officer, as well as chief scientist for Sandia’s Nuclear Weapons Program.
Stulen graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in physics and received his PhD in solid-state physics from Purdue University.