Group Leader, Sponsored Research
Frank V. Damiano is a Group Leader and Sponsored Research Manager in the Partnerships Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Damiano joined the staff at ORNL in 1980 following military career in the United States Air Force, retiring, after 26 years of active and reserve duty, as a Colonel in 1994.
At ORNL, Damiano is responsible for the effective negotiations, administration and closeout of high-dollar volume, highly complex non-federal Work for Others Agreements to support ORNL’s national mission. Requirements include working closely with ORNL researchers, Partnerhsips personnel, DOE – Oak Ridge Operations, state and local government officials and senior level management personnel in small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. Damiano presently has 272 agreements under administration for an estimated total value of $230 million and works closely with the Economic Development group by attending meetings and conferences presenting the Oak Ridge capabilities to various industrial organizations and foreign government officials.Damiano received numerous combat and non-combat related decorations and awards during his military career. In his civilian career in Oak Ridge, he has received numerous commendations for his performance including several Significant Event Awards. Damiano holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Science in management from The University of Northern Colorado.