Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Communications and External Relations


Wadsworth to deliver State of the Lab Address at AMSE

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 4, 2006 — Jeff Wadsworth, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will deliver the annual State of the Laboratory talk at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at the American Museum of Science and Energy.

Wadsworth, ORNL's director since August 2003, is an internationally recognized metallurgist and former senior executive at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, where he focused on Department of Energy science programs, technology transfer, and homeland security.

Before joining Battelle in August 2002, Wadsworth served as deputy director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. From 1980 to 1992, he worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company at the Palo Alto Research Laboratory.

He holds B.S., Ph.D., and D.Met. degrees in metallurgy from Sheffield University in England. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for "distinguished contributions in developing advanced materials and superplasticity, and in determining the history and origins of Damascus and other steels, and for broad scientific leadership supporting national security."

In 2004, he received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Sheffield University. In January 2005, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Tuesday's presentation will cover the lab's plans and progress. The talk is part of the AMSE-Friends of ORNL Community Lecture Series. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

More information on the talk is available at the FORNL Web Address: http://www.fornl.org.