Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Boatner named fellow of U.K. Institute of Materials

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1999 — Dr. Lynn A. Boatner, Corporate Fellow and section head in the Solid State Division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been named a fellow of the Institute of Materials of the United Kingdom. The Institute is incorporated by Royal Charter to promote and develop all aspects of the science, technology and use of materials.

Boatner was recognized by the Institute for his long-term contributions to the science of materials, including studies of ferroelectric materials, nuclear waste ceramics and glasses, and crystal growth. His most recent research efforts have concentrated on the development of new single crystals for use as substrates for the growth of thin films and on the formation of "smart" surfaces by ion implantation and thermal processing techniques.

A fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and ASM International, as well as a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Mexico, Boatner has authored or co-authored more than 360 publications and has been granted 12 patents. He has received numerous awards for his research, including R&D 100 Awards in 1982, 1985 and 1996. He also received the Elegant Work Prize of the Institute of Materials of the United Kingdom in 1997. Boatner is the review editor for the Journal of Materials Research.

Boatner holds a Ph.D. in physics and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Martha Alice, live in Oak Ridge. They have three sons.

ORNL is a multiprogram national research and development facility managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy.