Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Three corporate fellows named by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 14, 1996 — Three researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been named corporate fellows by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.

The three are Robert O'Neill, research ecologist in the Environmental Sciences Division; Stephen J. Pennycook, group leader in the Solid State Division; and Curtis Travis, director of the Center for Risk Management and head of the Risk Analysis Section of the Health Sciences Research Division.

Corporate fellowships are awarded to those individuals whose contributions have been both significant and continually high over a number of years. Their contributions have been acknowledged by their peers throughout the United States as well as other nations.

O'Neill has worked at ORNL since 1968. He has been honored as a winner of Lockheed Martin's Technical Achievement Award, a fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinguished statistical ecologist with the International Association for Statistical Ecology; and a distinguished landscape ecologist with the International Association for Landscape Ecology.

He has been an adjunct associate professor in environmental science at the University of Tennessee since 1975.

O'Neill earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Cathedral (N.Y.) College, a master's degree in biology from St. Peters (N.J.) College and a doctorate in ecology from the University of Illinois.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he is married to E. Gerry O'Neill, a research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division. They reside in Oak Ridge.

Pennycook has worked in the Solid State Division since 1982, becoming group leader in 1985. Prior to joining ORNL, Pennycook was a research associate for four years at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received a number of awards, including a DOE award for outstanding achievement in solid state sciences, an R&D 100 Award and a Martin Marietta Author of the Year Award. Pennycook has won the Materials Research Society Medal and the Heinrich Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in natural sciences and a doctorate in physics from the University of Cambridge.

Pennycook, his wife, Margaret, and their sons Timothy, 12, and Jeremy, 9, live in Oak Ridge.

Travis began his employment at ORNL in 1976 on the research staff of the Environmental Sciences Division. He served as leader of the Exposure Analysis Group in the Health and Safety Research Division and later as coordinator of the Office of Risk Analysis in the Health and Safety Research Division.

Travis was a research engineer from 1966 to 1968 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. From 1971-74, he was an assistant professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He joined the University of Tennessee in 1974 as an assistant professor of mathematics, serving in that position until 1976.

A graduate of Fresno (Calif.) State University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, Travis earned a master's degree in biomathematics from Fresno State and a doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of California at Davis.

Travis and his wife, Cheryl, live in West Knoxville.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.