Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Marty Goolsby (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Office of Laboratory Computing renamed: Hicks appointed new director

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 13, 1995 — Dr. Richard Hicks has been named director of the Office of Computing and Network Management (formerly the Office of Laboratory Computing) at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The office will be responsible for providing leadership and for coordinating laboratory-wide activities in computing and networking, and for the development of new opportunities in both areas. The activities of the office also include strategic planning and information resources management coordination.

Hicks joined ORNL in 1972, and joined the Office of Computing and Network Management in 1989. He is a computational scientist who performed nonlinear fusion energy calculations from 1972 until the mid 1980s.

A native of Sarasota, Fla., Hicks received a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Florida State University and a doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Hicks lives with his wife, Jane, and their four children in Oak Ridge.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, which also manages the Oak Ridge K-25 Site and the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.