NorthWest Research Associates

Excellence in Basic & Applied Research


Juan Fontenla

February 2018

It is with great sadness that NWRA notes the death of Senior Scientist Dr. Juan Fontenla on January 11, 2018 while surrounded by his family. NWRA will miss his creative and warm presence. For the full obituary, please see his NWRA People page at

NWRA Welcomes Phil Dunkerton, Bookkeeper/IT Support

January 2018

We welcome Phil to our Redmond office. He has worked for NWRA for many years in part-time support on science projects and various accounting- and office-activities.  His accuracy and attention to detail (especially numbers) was recognized by those overseeing his work.  

A need for staff growth in Accounting recently emerged that has given NWRA/Accounting the opportunity to offer Phil a professional career position in Accounts Payable (AP).    

Congratulations Phil!

Phil Dunkerton