Dickman honor as “Waste Management Symposium Fellow”

22 April 2020

Paul Dickman, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a Waste Management Symposium Fellow for 2020, the highest achievement awards given out at the Waste Management Symposium (WMS). Dickman received this honor for his “distinguished contributions to the advancement of radioactive waste and radioactive material management.” 

The award recognizes Dickman’s extensive work in nuclear waste management and nuclear materials disposition in the U.S. and around the world. Dickman has been in the forefront of nuclear energy and security programs, promoting U.S. civil nuclear technology and safety and international nonproliferation goals and regimes.

Over the course of his career, Dickman has focused on nuclear energy, nonproliferation, and national security policy. He has also held senior leadership positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, and recently participated in the Academy’s study committee on Science and Technology for the Department of Energy’s Defense Environmental Cleanup Program.

Dickman recently served as the Study Director for the American Nuclear Society’s special report on the nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor complex.