Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

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


ORNL earns two NOVA Awards

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1998 — The Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has earned two NOVA awards from Lockheed Martin Corporation.

The awards are presented to selected Lockheed Martin employees in recognition of their notable achievements and extraordinary contributions to help the corporation achieve a goal of 100 percent mission success.

The 1998 ORNL winners are Howard Haynes, development staff member of the Engineering Technology Division, in the Technical Excellence category, while Klaus Guber and Robert Spencer of the Computational Physics and Engineering Division, and Paul Koehler of the Physics Division shared an award in the Teamwork category.

Haynes was honored for his pioneering development of ORNL's motor-current signature analysis program. Guber, Spencer and Koehler were recognized for their measurements that helped to verify silicon carbide grains from certain meteorites arose from the atmosphere of a red giant star.

Haynes joined ORNL in 1985 after working at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (now East Tennessee Technology Park) in the Enrichment Technology Division. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He and his wife, Carol, live in West Knoxville with their daughter, Sara, and son, Steven.

Guber was with the Nuclear Research Center in Germany before joining ORNL. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate in physics from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. He and his wife, Kerstin Weyer, reside in West Knoxville.

Spencer has worked with the Electron Linear Accelerator and Tower Shielding Reactor at ORNL. He was previously with Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Spencer earned his doctorate in physics from Rice University. He and his wife, Betty, live in West Knoxville. They have a daughter, Danielle.

Currently with the Physics Division, Koehler previously worked with ORNL's Physics and Instrumentation and Controls divisions on a joint basis. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics and a doctorate in nuclear physics from Ohio University. He and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Oak Ridge with their three children, Luke, Robb and Matt.

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