C. Sorce

Engineering Division Director

Charles M. Sorce is the Engineering Division Director at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. This multidisciplinary division, responsible for developing and maintaining technology, custom equipment, and the infrastructure needed to conduct research at LLE, includes Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technology.

Mr. Sorce started his career at the laboratory in 1998 as a contracted on-site technical liaison for MIT’s charged particle research at LLE. The following year he joined LLE as a Laboratory Engineer where he worked with gated x-ray and neutron detectors while continuing to serve as the diagnostic specialist for the charged-particle detectors. In 2002 Mr. Sorce was hired by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and stationed at LLE as their on-site engineering support and liaison for their high-energy density, inertial confinement fusion, and basic science efforts at LLE as a member of the test readiness program. In this role he worked with staff scientists, engineers, and technicians to ensure their experimental programs were successful. He collaborated with staff scientists on the development of experiments, served as the project manager for the development and qualification of new diagnostics, and served as a principal investigator for diagnostic characterization campaigns. In 2011, Chuck rejoined LLE (as though he never really left) as a Research Engineer and established the Experimental Support Group, which he led through 2019 when he was promoted to his current position.

Mr. Sorce received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1998. He graduated from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business MBA program in 2020 and was awarded the Hugh H. Whitney Award presented to the graduating student with the highest record of academic achievement in the Executive MBA Program.