ORNL people ORNL welcomes two new Wigner fellows to the Lab. Named for Eugene P. Wigner, Nobel laureate and ORNLís first director of research, the two-year Wigner fellowships go to exceptional postdoctoral students.
Sean Agnew Sean Agnew earned his doctorate in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in 1998. His work integrated numerous characterization and modeling techniques as well as collaborations with scientists in the former Soviet Union, Japan, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Texas A&M University. His work in the Metals and Ceramics Division is focused on developing a better understanding of deformation mechanisms with a view toward improving the mechanical performance of structural alloys.
Mark Lumsden Mark Lumsden completed his doctoral studies in physics in 1998 at McMaster University after earning his B.Sc. in physics from St. Francis Xavier University. His Ph.D. research involved the combined use of X-ray and neutron scattering in the study of phase transitions. He will continue his work using neutron scattering techniques with Thom Mason in the Spallation Neutron Source project.