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ORNL researcher receives award for co-authorship of paper

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 1995 — Robert Hawsey, director of the Superconductivity Technology Center at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), recently received the Gold Medal in the Lang-Rosen Award series from the Journal of Technology Transfer.

The Gold Medal is awarded by the Technology Transfer Society each year in recognition of what it judges to be its finest article in a particular year.

Hawsey and four other researchers won the award for their paper, "Evaluation of Technology Transfer by Peer Review," which appeared in the December 1994 edition. The paper is an evaluation of the opportunities of technology transfer in the field of superconductivity. It discusses the effectiveness of developing superconductor technology with individual companies.

Co-authors of the article with Hawsey were Tom Sheahen of Science Applications International Corp., Robert Rosenthal of DOE's Office of Energy Research, Stephen Freiman of the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology and James Daley of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

ORNL's Superconductivity Technology Center is an industry-driven program to develop the technology needed to fabricate high-temperature superconducting wire and to demonstrate electric utility applications for that wire.

Hawsey earned a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Indiana (Pa.) State University and a master's in engineering physics from the University of Virginia.

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