Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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


ORNL researcher one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1998 — Dr. Philip M. Jardine, a research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been named a recipient of the 1998 TOYA Award.

Ten TOYA awards are presented annually by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce to 10 individuals under 40 years of age for extraordinary leadership and service to humanity. Jardine is recognized for his commitment to environmental preservation and excellence in scientific research in the areas of contaminant fate and transport in complex subsurface environments.

His research has improved methods for monitoring contaminants and controlling chemical migration at waste sites. His integration of field, laboratory and theoretical modeling in research has brought him national acclaim.

Jardine has been the recipient of the DOE's Office of Energy Research 1996 Young Scientist Award as well as receiving the first annual Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He was elected chairman of the Soils and Environmental Quality Division of the Soil Science Society of America for 1996-97.

He has been associated with ORNL since 1986 and studies the movement of contaminants in rocks and soil. Jardine received the 1993 Scientific Achievement Award in the Environmental Sciences Division and a 1995 ORNL Research and Development Award for his work in determining the fate and transport of contaminants at laboratory and field scales.

Jardine earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in soil chemistry from the University of Delaware. He received his doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and he was also a post-doctoral research associate in civil engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Jardine and his wife, Shari, live in West Knoxville. They have three boys, Philip A. Jardine, 3; Boyd, 7; and Andrew Evans, 5; and an infant daughter, Meghan.

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