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Dr. John Swegle

2012 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award


The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award is Dr. John A. Swegle. Swegle is Senior Advisory Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and a leader in nuclear nonproliferation analysis.

Dr. Swegle joined SRNL in 2007 after 25 years of experience in research, weapons analysis, and management at Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Swegle's work focus is the impact of foreign nuclear weapons programs and nuclear proliferation on U.S. arms control and proliferation policy. Over the span of 21 years at LLNL, his activities included monitoring the development of pulsed-power, high-power-microwave, and particle-beam technologies; participating in the design of thernonuclear explosives; and participating in, and leading, a section devoted to the analysis of foreign nuclear weapons programs. Before that, at Sandia Labs, he was a member of the Plasma Theory Group.

He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he obtained PhD and MS degrees in Applied Physics, and the University of Washington, where he earned BSEE and MSEE degrees.

Dr. Swegle was honored at the CNTA's annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet on December 3 at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center.


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