Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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


Anderson selected for MSA Burton Medal

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 17, 1998 — Ian M. Anderson of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been selected by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) to receive its 1998 Burton Medal.

The Burton Medal was initiated to honor distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by a scientist not older than 35 years of age. Given annually since 1975, it is one of the highest honors bestowed by the society.

Anderson was a postdoctoral research associate at ORNL for four years before becoming a research staff scientist in the Metals and Ceramics Division last December. He received a bachelor's degree in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received master's degrees in engineering physics and applied physics and a doctorate in applied physics from Cornell University.

Anderson has been an invited speaker and a symposium organizer at recent annual meetings of MSA. He has also been invited to speak at meetings of the Materials Research Society, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society and the Australian Microbeam Analysis Society.

He is a leader in worship and youth activities at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Knoxville. Anderson also speaks at local high schools about research in materials science and analysis and represents Caltech at college fairs in the Knoxville area.

Anderson is engaged to Letty B. Taylor. He lives in Knoxville.

He will receive his award in July during Microscopy and Microanalysis 1998, the 56th Annual Meeting of MSA in Atlanta.

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