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Bayne wins "Statistics in Chemistry" award

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1995 — Charles K. Bayne, group leader in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), won the "1995 Statistics in Chemistry Award" from the American Statistical Association.

Bayne received his doctorate degree in statistics from North Carolina State University. He received a master's degree in applied mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and chemistry from Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill.

Bayne and two co-authors, David L. Donahue and Rudolf Fiedler from the International Atomic Energy Agency's Safeguards Analytical Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, won the annual award for their paper Multidetector Calibration for Mass Spectrometers. The award recognizes outstanding collaborative endeavors between statisticians and chemists. The 1995 award was given for the best paper published in a refereed chemometrics/chemistry statistical journal.

Bayne has traveled to Austria for the past 10 years to collaborate with the scientists at the Safeguards Analytical Laboratory. During those trips, he served as a consultant to develop procedures that will improve the accuracy of measuring plutonium and uranium isotopes. Bayne has worked with Donahue and Fiedler to publish the article as an outline of experiments they conducted to reach this new level of accurate measurements.

Other duties for Bayne at ORNL include serving as a statistical consultant to the following ORNL divisions: Chemical and Analytical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Metal and Ceramics, Auditing and the Waste Management Program.

Bayne and his wife, Pauline, are residents of Knoxville.

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.