Dr. Jill Dahlburg

Dr. Jill Dahlburg

Dr. Jill Dahlburg, Naval Research Laboratory Dr. Dahlburg is Superintendent of the Naval Research Laboratory's Space Science Division. In this SES position, she leads conception, planning, and execution of space science research and development programs across a scope that encompasses 1) theoretical, experimental and numerical research of geophysics science and technology, solar and heliospheric physics, and the high-energy space environment; and 2) conception, design, fabrication, integration, test, operation and experimentation with forefront space instrumentation that is flown on satellites, sounding rockets and balloons.

Dr. Dahlburg began her federal career at NRL in 1985, working as a research plasma physicist.  Her early work included contributing to laser-matter interaction research and spearheading the development of the first three-dimensional multi-group radiation transport hydro-code appropriate for laser-plasma modeling.   Her community service includes: chair of the DoN Space Experiments Review Board (SERB) (2007- ) and member of the DoD SERB (2007- ); member of the DoE National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Advisory Committee (2014-2016); chair of NASA’s Heliophysics Subcommittee (2015- ); and, co-chair of the NRC Study Committee: Peer Review and Design Competition Related to Nuclear Weapons (2014-2015). 

Her previous professional service includes:  2011-2012 chair of the American Physical Society (APS) Panel on Public Affairs; 2005 chair of the APS/Division of Plasma Physics; member of the NRC Committee on Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of U.S. Air Force Pre-Acquisition Planning (2014); and, Divisional Associate Editor (Plasma Physics) of the Physical Review Letters (1996-2000).  Dr. Dahlburg is a Fellow of the APS.