Welcome to LLE

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds LLE as part of its Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Target being shot by a laser
Office of the Director

Laser's 50th Anniversary

SPIE interview with LLE Director
Dr. Robert L. McCrory

Road Construction Near LLE

I-390 Corridor Overhaul:
Construction of new on ramps for I390N at Kendrick Road and Route 15 (shown in orange here) continues. Updates available from NYS Department of Transportation Road Construction Near LLE

Quick Shot

LLE Graduate Student Receives
DOE NNSA Fellowship

Collin Stillman has been awarded a 2014–2015 DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship. Collin is finishing his first year of graduate school in the Physics and Astronomy Department and has been conducting research in high-energy-density science as part of the Plasma and Ultrafast Physics Group at LLE. Collin's research focuses on high-precision, equation-of-state measurements using a novel technique to observe shock-wave propagation within solid targets.

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

Robert L. McCrory Appointed University Professor and Riccardo Betti Named Robert L. McCrory Professor

At an installation ceremony on 3 April, Dr. Robert L. McCrory, University Vice President and Vice Provost, and CEO and Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was appointed University Professor. Professor Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor.