Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

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


Zacharia named associate ORNL director

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 21, 2000 — Thomas Zacharia has been named deputy associate laboratory director for High Performance Computing at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Zacharia will lead the development and implementation of ORNL's high performance computing strategy. This strategy includes the development of topical user centers for high performance computing, the enhancement of ORNL's computational and networking infrastructure and continued leadership in terascale computational applications, algorithms and hardware.

Zacharia will continue to serve as director of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division and to direct the Center for Computational Sciences, where he has already been responsible for establishing ORNL's terascale resources.

Zacharia is also recognized for his research in the modeling of materials and materials processes with more than 100 conference proceedings and journal publications. His research has resulted in several cooperative programs with industry and academia and in establishing the Modeling and Simulation Group in ORNL's Metals and Ceramics Division, where he served as group leader from 1993-1998.

Zacharia has received a number of awards for his research. He serves as an adjunct professor at Clarkson (N.Y.) University and the University of Tennessee. He serves on national and international committees and has chaired and co-chaired several national and international conferences.

Zacharia earned a master's degree in materials science from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate in materials science from Clarkson.