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Carl W. Myers
Los Alamos National Laboratories
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Dr. Myers is the Director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. At Los Alamos he is responsible for fundamental and applied research in solid-earth, environmental and atmospheric phenomena related to the Department of Energy mission. He has been at Los Alamos for 16 years; during that time he has held several research-manager positions and led numerous research-manager teams. Currently, he is a senior manager of the laboratory and member of the Laboratory Leadership Council. He is an advocate of civilian research at Los Alamos, in addition to its core national defense mission. He promotes collaborative research projects with industry and universities.

Dr. Myers began his career with Chevron Oil Company. He also worked as an assistant professor at Appalachian State University and for five years was a scientist and research manager at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site. His scientific and technical background is in basic research on basaltic rocks, site investigations for geologic repositories for nuclear-waste disposal, petroleum-reservoir development, scientific drilling, geology and geophysics.

He holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Georgia, a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Geophysical Union.

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