William Barletta

William A. Barletta is the Director of the United States Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), a National Graduate School managed by a consortium of nine Department of Energy laboratories and two National Science Foundation laboratories. He is also a visiting faculty member in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director Emeritus of the Accelerator Fusion Research Division (AFRD) and of the Homeland Security Office at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). At LBNL he managed a large and diverse research portfolio in accelerator science and technology and oversaw LBNL’s successful contributions to several multi-laboratory, line-item construction projects. He also founded and managed LBNL’s Homeland Security Office, building a portfolio of more than $15 M in research projects for the Dept. of Homeland Security, NNSA and other intelligence community agencies related to homeland security, non-proliferation, and technology for the intelligence community. 

In 2004, as Acquisition Manager in the Office of the President of the University of California, he managed all aspects of the University’s successful bid to acquire the $2.5 B Management & Operations contract for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the senior editor of the prestigious international journal, “Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research – A”. In addition, has served on the governing boards of United States Particle Accelerator School (Chair), Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion (Convener), and the US-LHC Accelerator Collaboration. He is an active member of the American Physical Society Committee on Minorities, and the American Bar Association Privacy & Computer Crime Committee. His professional research activities span a broad range from instruments for accelerator-based science, to nanotechnology using ion beams, to technologies for cargo inspection, to international legal and policy aspects of cyber-security.

From 1988 to1998, he was Visiting Professor of Physics at UCLA. He has organized numerous international schools and workshops in technologies for accelerator-based science and was the founding director the International School of Innovative Technology for Cleaning the
Environment at Erice, Sicily. He is editor of four books about beam physics and accelerator technology, co-author of two books concerning cybersecurity, privacy and international cyberlaw, holder of 2 patents with four patents pending, and author of more than 130 papers and
technical reports plus more than 30 classified reports on strategic technologies.

He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Italian Physical Society