Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Ron Walli (wallira@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL's Reeves elected FLC regional coordinator

Mark Reeves
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 1, 2005 — Mark Reeves of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Technology Transfer and Economic Development directorate has been elected regional coordinator of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Southeast Region.

The Federal Laboratory Consortium is the federal governmentwide network forum for technology transfer professionals who seek to develop strategies and opportunities for linking federal laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. As regional coordinator, Reeves will be responsible for facilitating communications and interactions among the 43 laboratories in the region, which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Reeves was elected to the position at the consortium's recent national meeting in Orlando, Fla. This is the first time an ORNL employee has held this post. The two-year term begins June 1.

Prior to joining the Technology Transfer and Economic Development directorate in 2000, Reeves was technical assistant to ORNL's associate director for biology and environment. He joined ORNL as a post-doctoral research associate in 1983 and became a research staff member in 1986.

Reeves operated research programs in bioremediation of hazardous environmental chemicals and biomimetics/biomaterials, and from 1995 through 1998 was director of the lab's Bioprocessing Research and Development Center.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Alabama in 1977, a doctor of philosophy in microbial physiology and biochemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1982 and a master of business administration from Colorado State University in 2001. He has served as ORNL's alternate Federal Laboratory Consortium representative since 2002.

Reeves and his wife, Linda, reside in Knoxville with their son, David.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.