Marianne Walck

Director of Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effects Center

Sandia National Laboratories







Marianne Walck is the Director of the Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center at Sandia National Laboratories. She leads an organization of approximately 170 people with expertise in earth sciences, infrastructure interdependency, and all-hazards consequence effects analysis. Dr. Walck has more than 21 years of technical leadership experience. Previous managerial and leadership roles have included Director of the Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center at Sandia, Senior Manager for the Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies Group, and Manager of the Geophysics Department.

Dr. Walck earned her Ph.D. in geophysics (seismology) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); an M.S. in geophysics, also from Caltech; and an A.B. in geology/physics from Hope College (Holland, Michigan).  She is author of more than 50 technical papers and published presentations.  She holds memberships in the American Geophysical Union, the Seismological Society of America, the American Nuclear Society, and the Association for Women Geoscientists.  Dr. Walck has served on numerous professional committees for national laboratories and professional societies, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University.