Carol Burns, PhD

1983 Hertz Fellow
Chair, Fellowship and Programs Council, Hertz Foundation
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Carol Burns is the Deputy Director for Research, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

She previously held various roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including division leader for Chemistry, group leader for Nuclear and Radiochemistry, chemistry division deputy division leader and program manager for Advanced Concepts in Energy Technology. Carol also served as senior policy advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was awarded the LANL Fellows Publication Prize in 2002, named a Laboratory Fellow in 2003 and named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. Carol holds a BS in chemistry from Rice University and a PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Hertz Fellow.

Hertz Foundation Role

Board of Directors
Fellowships and Programs Council

Graduate Studies

University of California, Berkeley
The Coordination Chemistry of Divalent Bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)lanthanide Complexes with Non-Classical Ligands


2008, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2019, Raymond Sidney Volunteer Leadership Award, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation