Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

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


Siegrist to serve on selection committee

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 22, 1996 — Dr. Robert L. Siegrist, a researcher in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was chosen to serve on the Water Environment Federation's five-person selection committee. Siegrist holds a joint appointment with ORNL and the Colorado School of Mines.

The committee will make selections for the new Jack Edward McKee Medal. This medal will honor those notable contributions to the advancement of groundwater science and engineering through research and practice.

Siegrist, originally from Waukesha, Wis., completed three degrees, including the doctorate degree in civil and environmental engineering, at the University of Wisconsin. He is a registered professional engineer who joined ORNL in 1990 as a research staff member and has won several achievement awards for distinguished performance. Siegrist has published extensively within the scientific community and in technical reports and has received more than 18 research grants and contracts related to environmental remediation technologies.

The researcher was recently appointed to a two-year fellowship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to continue his research on emerging technologies for remediation of contaminated land. He and his wife, Sue, live in Boulder, Colo., with their son Jonathan.

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