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Lockheed Martin recognizes outstanding performers of the year

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 19, 1997 — Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation recognized its finest research activities of 1996 at the Annual Awards Night, held recently in Knoxville.

Recipients of the Award of Excellence include:.

Yang Cheng of Oak Ridge was named Author of the Year for his ground-breaking publication, "The Conformal Space Projection," which describes the development of a new technique for satellite mapping. Advantages of this method include lower error rate in image projection, ability to continuously display images, and it can be applied to many different satellite orbits. Cheng is a scientist in the Computational Physics and Engineering Division.

Yang Cheng of Oak Ridge was named Author of the Year for his ground-breaking publication, "The Conformal Space Projection," which describes the development of a new technique for satellite mapping. Advantages of this method include lower error rate in image projection, ability to continuously display images, and it can be applied to many different satellite orbits. Cheng is a scientist in the Computational Physics and Engineering Division.

Jeff D. Muhs of Lenoir City was selected as Engineer of the Year for his successful cumulative technical innovations in the field of fiber-optic-based sensors and diagnostics. Muhs is an engineer in the Engineering Technology Division. .

Rodney A. McKee of Kingston received the Inventor of the Year Award for demonstrating an enabling semiconductor materials technology which has the potential to revolutionize transistor design with million-fold increases in read/write access speed. McKee is a senior research staff member in the Metals and Ceramics Division. .

James B. Roberto of Knoxville was named Manager of the Year for extraordinary efforts in applying his management and leadership skills as director of the Solid State Division, in assistance with the ORNL reengineering effort, and in his external professional activities. .

Joseph N. Herndon of Knoxville was awarded Operations Improvement Contribution of the Year for teaming to provide exceptional leadership in achieving, developing, and implementing a highly effective process which led to rapid approval of necessary and sufficient standards for ORNL. Herndon is the director of the Robotic and Process Systems Division. .

David K. Christen of Oak Ridge, and Donald M. Kroeger and Mariappan Paranthaman of Knoxville were each named Scientist of the Year. They represent a team of researchers who were cited for development of the next generation of superconducting wire based upon rolling-assisted, biaxially textured substrates. Christen is a scientist in the Solid State Division, Kroeger is in the Metals and Ceramics Division, and Paranthaman is in the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division.

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