Title: Research Scientist & Program Manager (Retired)
Location: Benton City, Washington, United States
Ray A. Warner, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research and program management.
Dr. Warner celebrates a career that brought him national recognition in the field of nuclear physics. He is highly regarded for his expansive work as a senior research scientist for Battelle Northwest, located in Richland, WA. He excelled in this capacity for 27 years during which time he demonstrated a dynamic skill set in nuclear applications as it pertained to international arms control. A great point of pride for Dr. Warner in his career was the opportunities he was given to not only work through a scientific lens, but to be able to offer his expertise as a diplomate advising on international matters on behalf of the United States government. Dr. Warner believes he has been successful because of the dynamic teams he has worked on and the skills that he has learned from colleagues that he considers to be experts and mentors of his. Considered an expert himself, Dr. Warner has given back to his professional community through his memberships with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, Sigma XI and Tau Beta Pi.
Dr. Warner’s early career ambitions included becoming an engineer; however, as he progressed in his studies, he felt more drawn to pursuing basic science as a professional avenue. His education played an important role in the development of his expertise. Dr. Warner earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering and physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1961. Thereafter, he attended the University of California, Davis, where he achieved a PhD in physics in 1969. As a professional, he came to prominence working on nuclear structure research on rare radioactive nuclei. When the funding for the program stopped, Dr. Warner shifted his focus onto arms control treaties where he has since become an expert. In his career, he has written and published many articles in the field. His noteworthy roles have included research associate and assistant professor for the Michigan State University and research assistant to the University of California, Davis. Additionally, he is regarded for serving as an advisor to the U.S. delegation negotiating the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. He served in this capacity for five years.
In his retirement, Dr. Warner enjoys indulging in his favorite hobbies, which includes running marathons and practicing insight meditation. As he looks to the future, he intends to continue enjoying his well-deserved retirement while taking on personal passion projects.
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