Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

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


Boatner elected to Mexican Academy of Sciences

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1997 — Dr. Lynn A. Boatner of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently was elected as a Corresponding Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (Mexican Academy of Sciences).

As a corresponding member of the Academy, Boatner, a section head in the Solid State Division, will collaborate with Mexican scientists for the further development of science in Mexico.

The academy, established in 1959, is a not-for-profit non-government association, with membership including distinguished members of the scientific community. One of the main objectives is to promote science research in Mexico, as well as to support communication and interaction between scientists.

Boatner, a Lockheed Martin corporate fellow, has a bachelor's of science and a master's of science degree in physics and mathematics from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in physics and mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and ASM International. He received a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for 1997 and was an R&D 100 Award winner in 1982,1985 and 1996.

Boatner is a member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, Materials Research Society, the American Ceramic Society and the American Welding Society.

Boatner and his wife, Martha Alice, live in Oak Ridge. They have three children, Mark, Ivan and Philip.

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