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ORNL scientist one of nation's top black researchers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.,
Sep. 24, 2004
Johney Boyd Green Jr., a researcher with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized as one of the 50 most important black research scientists in America, according to the September issue of Science Spectrum magazine.
Green, group leader of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center in ORNL's Engineering Science and Technology Division, was honored for his contributions to automotive research and for his highly visible role as a minority scientist and as a role model to students and others.
The ORNL engineer earned an ORNL Significant Event Award in 2002 for his breakthrough research in diesel engine emissions control. Green earned a DOE award earlier this year for inter-laboratory teaming between ORNL and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Green earned the 2000 Black Engineer of the Year Award as an outstanding alumnus of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science. He also earned an ORNL Awards Night Technical Achievement Award in 1999 for developing a process to improve combustion stability in internal combustion engines.
He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis before receiving a master's degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Green is a member of Tau Beta Pi – the national engineering society – and Pi Tau Sigma – the mechanical engineering society.
He and his wife, Tonya, live in Farragut with their son, Johney III, and their daughter, Lela.
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.