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Nan Sauer


Nancy “Nan” Sauer is the Associate Director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences (ADCLES) at LANL. Nan has held positions of increasing responsibility during her long career with LANL. After working as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, she advanced to Principal Investigator and Team Leader in the Chemistry Division, to leader of several projects. Most recently she served as the Director of the LANL Institutes Office, responsible for oversight and strategic engagement of six institutes and three innovation centers.

Nan has a distinguished track record as a research scientist, with more than 60 publications and technical reports in archival journals. She has delivered lectures at more than 25 meetings and holds five patents. Nan was Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund 2013 Campaign Chair and began serving on the LANL Foundation board in 2013.