Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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


ORNL researcher is participant in National Academy of Engineering Symposium

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 1998 — David P. Norton, a senior research staff member in the Solid State Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), participated in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 1998 Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

An annual event, the symposium brought together some of the nation's top young engineers, ranging in age from 30 to 45, to highlight leading-edge research and engineering developments. The 83 participants from industry, academia and government labs were chosen from a field of more than 240 candidates nominated by other engineers or institutions.

"Frontiers of Engineering allows outstanding young engineers to collaborate with their peers and build an understanding of cross-disciplinary techniques and developments," said NAE president William A. Wulf.

Norton was a recipient of the 1997 Lockheed Martin NOVA Award, which is 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. He also received the 1997 Lockheed Martin Energy Research Technical Achievement Award.

Norton, a Eugene Wigner post-doctoral fellow at ORNL from 1989 to 1991, earned his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Materials Research Society.

Norton and his wife, Tammie, live in Knoxville. They have two children, Whitney and Matthew. He and his family are actively involved in the children's ministry at Lovell Heights Church of God in Knoxville.

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