Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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


Tiegs named fellow of the American Ceramics Society

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 1997 — Terry Tiegs of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been named a fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

The honor will be conferred on May 6, 1997, at the American Ceramic Society's annual meeting in Cincinnati.

Tiegs, a senior staff member in the Metals and Ceramics Division, joined ORNL in 1975. His research efforts have included nuclear fuel behavior, ceramic-metal systems, microwave processing, whisker-reinforced composites and silicon nitride materials.

His research interests have led to awards including Martin Marietta Inventor of the Year for 1988 and the Purdy Award from the American Ceramics Society in 1990. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 technical publications, and he holds 15 U.S. patents.

Tiegs holds bachelor's and master's degrees in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois. He will receive a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee in May 1997.

A native of Villa Park, Ill., Tiegs lives in Lenoir City with his wife, Criste. They have two children, John and Jeremy.

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