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Dale Sivils

Program Director, Plutonium Processing Program
Savannah River National Laboratory
Education: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ph.D., Chemistry University of Arkansas-Monticello, B.S., Chemistry


Dale is the Program Director for Plutonium Processing Program at Savannah River National Laboratory. In this role, he is responsible for the emerging SRNL nuclear weapons program including product engineering, production process development, analytical chemistry, materials characterization, and quality engineering.


Prior to this role, Dale was the Director of Science and Technology, Weapons Production Technology Program Office and Executive Team Leader for pit production technology at SRNL, where he served as the pit production technical authority and primary interface with the weapon design agencies for product engineering. Dale spent 20 years in various leadership roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including Director for Production Agency Quality Division, Plutonium Science and Manufacturing; Executive Advisor for Plutonium Sciences and Manufacturing; Senior Science and Technology Advisor for NNSA Military Applications and Stockpile Operations, and Group Leader for Applied Chemical Technology.

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During his career he has been awarded the Defense Programs Award of Excellence four times and is a recipient of R&D Magazine’s “R&D 100 Award”.