Greg Canavan, PhD

1968 Hertz Fellow
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Gregory Canavan is a senior fellow and scientific advisor for Los Alamos National Laboratory and a former chairman of the Hertz Board of Directors.

Previously, he served as the DOE director of the Office of Inertial Fusion, special assistant to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, and as a Presidential White House Fellow.

Greg currently serves as a member of Advisory Groups on missile defense and strategic assessments for Air Force Space Command, U.S. NORTH Command and USSTRATOM. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1988.

Greg holds a BS in mathematics with highest honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Auburn University and both an MS and PhD in applied sciences from the University of California, Davis.

Hertz Foundation Role

Fellowships and Programs Council

Graduate Studies

University of California, Davis
Fluid Mechanics
A Lagrangian Wiener-Hermite Expansion for Turbulence

Undergraduate Studies

United States Air Force Academy


1995, Fellow, American Physical Society
1977, White House Fellow, White House