DOE Under Secretary for Science visits Fermilab

DOE Under Secretary Paul Dabbar visits Fermilab. Participants in an Fermilab overview briefing with Under Secretary Paul Dabbar pose for a group photo. From left: Fermi Site Office Manager Mike Weis (DOE), Chief of Staff Hema Ramamoorthi (Fermilab), Chief of Staff Kristin Ellis (DOE Office of Science), Paul Dabbar, Director of Theoretical Physics Department Marcela Carena (Fermilab), Deputy Director Joe Lykken (Fermilab), local Congressman Randy Hultgren, Deputy Director Chris Mossey (Fermilab), COO Tim Meyer (Fermilab). Credit: Fermilab

Reprinted from Fermilab’s article Visit by DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar of 21 November 2017.

On Nov. 21, DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Fermilab and took a tour of the laboratory. Dabbar serves as the science and technology advisor to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and, as part of his portfolio, oversees the Office of Science and its national labs. Dabbar was previously the managing director for mergers and acquisitions at J.P. Morgan & Co. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Columbia University, he served as a nuclear submarine officer aboard the USS Pintado.

During his visit, Dabbar met with the Fermilab management team, local Congressman Randy Hultgren, members of the DOE Fermi Site Office, and about 20 scientists, including seven recipients of Presidential and DOE Early Career awards.

Martina Martinello (right) of Fermilab’s Technical Division explains to Dabbar (left) the importance of superconducting RF technology in building the next generation of particle accelerators. Credit: Fermilab Editor’s note: According to Chris Mossey (looking on), Dabbar enjoyed learning about LBNF/DUNE and is looking forward to visiting the SURF site.

Discussion covered the lab’s mission and projects, including the international LBNF/DUNE project and the broad international participation in the project.