Dr. Omar Hurricane is a Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He has also served as Program Element Leader of LLNL's AX Division since 2004. He previously worked as a Senior Scientist at the UCLA Institute of Plasma & Fusion Research. Dr. Hurricane received his B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Metropolitan State College Denver, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on weapons physics, high energy density physics (HEDP) science, the theory of plasmas, and plasma instability. Dr. Hurricane has authored 44 journal publications and 54 conference papers, largely in the area of plasma physics and HEDP. He has received several awards and honors, including the U.S. Department of Energy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for National Security and Nonproliferation in 2009 and two weapons-related U.S. Department of Energy Recognition of Excellence awards in Weapons Design and Weapons Science in 2004 and 2002 respectively.