Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Lee Martin to present ORNL Leadership Lecture Monday

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 21, 1999 — Dr. H. Lee Martin, executive director of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, will present a Leadership Lecture at 10 a.m. Monday at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His presentation, "The Economic Sea Change: What It Means to You," will be held in ORNL's Wigner Auditorium.

The Leadership Lecture, which is open to the public, is the first in a weeklong series of activities planned by ORNL's Leadership Action Consortium and Values Committee to increase the awareness of values and leadership principles to all laboratory staff.

Martin, who was founder and chief executive officer of Interactive Pictures Corporation (formerly TeleRobotics International), was named to his current post late last year. Objectives of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation are to help strengthen the state's economy through the development of science and technology while supporting Tennessee businesses through the transfer of science, technology and quality improvement methods to private and public enterprises.

Before founding Interactive Pictures, Martin was a development engineer at ORNL, where he co-developed the first functional distributed digital control system for a remote robotics system and received a Research and Development Magazine R&D 100 Award. At Interactive Pictures, he received his second R&D 100 Award for co-developing the patented method for directing video images with nonmoving parts.

He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in engineering from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He is the author of more than 25 technical papers and the holder of numerous U.S. patents in the fields of electric vehicles, manipulator design and imaging systems.

To make arrangements to attend the Leadership Lecture, contact the ORNL Communications and Public Affairs Office, (865) 574-4160.

ORNL is a DOE multiprogram facility managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.