EX-Ls Events

Luncheon Dates for 2018

February 15, 2018
May 17, 2018
August 16, 2018
November 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 Luncheon

Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:30 AM – Lunch Served at 12:00 – Concludes at 2:00 PM
$30 per person pre-paid for buffet lunch
Hs Lordships Restaurant, 199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA. Georgian Ballroom – Upstairs– elevator available NOTE: room change
No-Host Bar Service: Located in the Ballroom – opens at 11:30
Lunch Service - Buffet: Garden Salad with two dressings, Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Sliced Roast Beef, Grilled Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Portobello Mushroom Ravioli, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Assorted Desserts. Rolls, butter, water, coffee, (hot tea on request) and iced tea. 

Please complete the Registration Form and mail with payment to EX-Ls by February 10th to Kathy Bjornstad, Activities Chair, 4343 Arden Place, Oakland, CA 94602. For questions, call, text or email Kathy at 510-220-1273 or kathy.bjornstad73@gmail.com

LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Glenn D. Kubiak, Deputy Director for Operations, and Chief Operating Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

TITLE OF TALK: An Exceptional Opportunity to Serve:Reflections on a Career in Science, Technology and Operations in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Labs

DOE’s national laboratories have evolved greatly since their inception in the 1940’s, providing foundational technical capabilities in the four mission areas of the Department:  national security, science, applied energy, and environmental management. Over this time, as urgent national needs evolved, the national laboratory system grew to an enterprise of 17 labs in 14 states with aggregate DOE funding of ~$14B (labs only, FY 2016). By any reasonable standard, the laboratory enterprise has been an outstanding success over its first ~75 years, undergirding the nation’s nuclear, economic and energy security. Over the most recent 20-30 years, as DOE mission priorities changed and budgets grew, so too did expectations for increased public transparency and management accountability. Looking to the future, the laboratories and their Management and Operating contractors today face many difficult challenges, including aging infrastructure, workforce recruitment and retention, managing indirect costs as program diversity and administrative requirements have increased,and providing effective stewardship of federal resources, employee welfare and the environment in the conduct of our work. In this presentation, I will use examples from a 34-year career in the national labs to examine some of the key reasons these laboratories have been so successful, summarize key challenges specific to Berkeley Lab, and describe efforts to address these challenges to ensure the ongoing success and vitality of Berkeley Lab, and the wider DOE national laboratory system.

BIOGRAPHY: Glenn D. Kubiak, Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Director for Operations/Chief Operating Officer oversees many of the Laboratory’s operations and mission support organizations and programs, including Environment, Health and Safety, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Project and Construction Management, Institutional Assurance and Integrity, and Project Management. Glenn D. Kubiak, who started at the Lab in July of 2012, earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Brown University and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University. During his 28 years based at the Sandia/California site, he conducted research on the electronic structure of solid surfaces, laser-driven plasma sources, extreme ultraviolet science and technology, and biological microsystems, attaining the level of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He also served in successive roles as Manager, Senior Manager, and Center Director for several R&D organizations and large programs, including Chief Operating Officer of the industry- funded national program in Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography, and Center Director of the Biological and Materials Sciences.