Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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


Corporate fellows named by LMER

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 5, 1997 — A researcher at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been named a Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. senior corporate fellow while two others have been named corporate fellows.

C.T. Liu, a group leader in ORNL's Metals and Ceramics Division, was named senior corporate fellow. Elias Greenbaum, senior staff scientist and group leader in the Chemical Technology Division, and J. Michael Ramsey, senior staff scientist and group leader in the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division, were named corporate fellows.

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.

Liu joined ORNL in 1967. Named a corporate fellow in 1985, he has served as group leader in the Alloying and Behavior Design Group since 1983. He is recognized as an authority in structural intermetallics. In 1995, Science Watch magazine ranked Liu as the fifth most highly-cited author among publishers of papers in all journals of materials science and metallurgy from 1990 to 1994. His research led to 19 patents granted from 1973 to 1996.

Liu received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and a master's degree and doctorate in materials science and engineering from Brown University. He and his wife, Ta-Chang, live in Oak Ridge and have two children, Evelyn and Kent.

Greenbaum, the winner of the 1995 DOE Biological and Chemical Technologies Research Award, has done extensive experimental work in photosynthesis, the process by which green plants grow, and its application to renewable energy production. He has held research and academic appointments at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Rockefeller University, as well as a staff appointment in the Corporate Research Laboratory of Union Carbide Corp.

Greenbaum earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Brooklyn College and a doctorate in experimental nuclear physics from Columbia University. He and his wife, Anne, have three children, Michael, Bess and Susan, and live in Oak Ridge.

Ramsey was a winner of a 1996 R&D 100 Award as well as Discover magazine's annual technology award for his work on development of Laboratory-on-a-Chip. He received the 1996 Lockheed Martin Nova Award, which is the highest recognition given to only a few outstanding employees each year. Ramsey has earned an ORNL Scientist of the Year Award. He joined ORNL in 1979 as a Eugene Wigner Fellow. He was named a staff scientist in 1981, a group leader in 1986 and senior staff scientist and group leader in 1990.

Ramsey earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1974 from Bowling Green State University before earning a doctorate in analytical chemistry in 1979 from Indiana University. He and his wife, Roswitha, have one son, Christopher Blake, and live in Farragut.

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