User and Outreach Lead
Cian Dawson (he/him) joined ESnet as the User and Outreach Lead in October 2023.
As ESnet User and Outreach Lead, Cian works with ESnet staff, DOE, and our partners to build and support active and engaged ESnet scientific and networking user communities through strategic and timely events, knowledge transfer, and information sharing.
Cian comes to ESnet with over 30 years of professional experience in science communication, training, and technology transfer, including more than 20 years working with federal scientists. His work has included coordination of formal and informal communities of practice and in-person and virtual events, always with a commitment to integration of inclusive and accessible practices into everyday STEM work. Cian's most recent applied research focused on development and testing of drone-based sensors and methods for hydrologic monitoring and hydrogeophysical surveys across the U.S.
Cian has a B.S. in Geological Sciences, and an M.S. in Geological Sciences (Geophysics), focused on the geophysical characterization and monitoring of the fate and transport of contaminants in the shallow subsurface.