Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon PortraitASCEM Multi-Lab Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

For the past 25 years, Dr. Paul Dixon has performed research and has been a technical manager in a variety of energy, non-proliferation and environmental programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Some of his key research efforts have included development of atom-level chemical separation techniques for Pu, Tc, Np, U and I from organic and inorganic materials, natural analog studies for nuclear waste disposal, and non-proliferation research for the IAEA.

Dr. Dixon has 17 years' experience in nuclear waste disposal program management.  Since 1997, he has held senior management roles on the Yucca Mountain Project through three M&O’s: TRW, BSC and Sandia National Laboratory.   Dr. Dixon is currently the Multi-Lab Program Manager leading the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) effort within DOE-EM.  In this role, he manages the a multi-lab team of geochemists, hydrologists, mathematicians and computer scientists from multiple National Laboratories.  In addition, Dr. Dixon spends a significant portion of his time interfacing with other DOE agencies to coordinate their efforts with those of ASCEM.

Dr. Dixon has been a member of the American Chemical Society for over 20 years.  He was also appointed to the Clark County Wildlife Advisory Board in 2008 and has served as Chairman of that board since April 2009. 

Dr. Dixon received his B.A. from Albion College in Geology & Chemistry in 1983, his M.Phil in Geochemistry from Yale University in 1985, and his Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Yale in 1989.

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