Paul Ellison

Research Design Engineer


ProjectIn-house Designed Diamond Anvil Cell Gearbox for Gas Loading


Paul joined the Physics Department at UNLV in June 2012.  Before coming to UNLV, he spent over 20 years doing Research and Development for private industry.  Paul started his R&D career with a high-precision tool & engineering company back in 1988.
Over the years, he has played a vital role in numerous R&D projects while working in product development for companies such as Harley-Davidson, General Dynamics and other ISO 9000 & 9001 subcontracted engineering companies specializing in R&D design and prototypes.
Paul completed his apprenticeship classroom education at Milwaukee Area Technical College, consisting of 4 semesters for Tool & Die Making, as well as 4 semesters for Prototype Model/Pattern Making.
He is a State of WI registered journeyman, and is recognized by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers as a journeyman in both Tool & Die, and Pattern/Model Making.
He also holds several certifications in CAD Modeling, Simulation and Prototype Design.
Paul is responsible for the design, development, and fabrication of experimental apparatus for the Physics & Astronomy department, as well as the instruction and guidance of experimental physics students and staff.