Physical Chemist, Senior Project Manager
Physical Chemist, Senior Project Manager


Dr. Larry G. Morgan is a physical chemist and senior project manager in the Applied Statistics and Computational Modeling Group in the National Security Directorate’s Computing and Analytics Division. He specializes in addressing known and emerging threats in national and homeland security, energy, and the environment.

Larry’s career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) dates back to the Laboratory’s start in 1965. He has held a range of positions, including lead of PNNL’s nuclear science department and technical operations manager in the evolution of what is now PNNL’s National Security Directorate. He has served on numerous national-level advisory and review committees and was a senior technical advisor in the Office of the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

In 2002, Larry was invited to join the Transition Planning Office for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and was an original member of the Science and Technology Directorate. He held several positions while at DHS, including Branch Chief for Emerging Threats, where he established cooperative efforts in emerging threats and emerging and disruptive technologies with key partners in the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Larry has given numerous briefings and invited talks to the Executive Office of the President, congressional committees and staff members, and other agencies and associations. He was an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University, where he served as the chemistry program coordinator for 11 years.

He earned a BS in chemistry from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a PhD in chemistry from Oregon State University.