Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D. is manager of the International Chemical Threat Reduction Department in the Global Security Center at Sandia National Laboratories, which assists the U.S. Department of State in resolving international chemical security problems. Jackson started her career at Sandia in R&D as principal investigator and manager in energy research, then was promoted to deputy director of Sandia’s International Security Program, and then moved to her current position.
Jackson is a fellow of ACS, AAAS and of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. She has received many professional awards such as the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Award, the 2005 American Indian Science and Engineering Society Professional of the Year Award, a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, and an Award for Science and Diplomacy in 2013 from AAAS. Jackson has a B.S. in Chemistry from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She served as President-Elect for 2010, President for 2011, and Immediate Past President for 2012 for the American Chemical Society.