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Singh, Kreykes named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's David Singh (left) and Jon Kreykes have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2009 — UT-Battelle has added two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to its list of UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows. David J. Singh and Jon A. Kreykes have been recognized for sustained outstanding achievements in their scientific and technical fields.

"The UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows represent significant influence in the scientific community and outstanding achievements in the delivery of critical technical missions. David Singh and Jon Kreykes certainly have demonstrated that impact," said ORNL Director Thom Mason.

Singh, of the Materials Science and Technology Division, is a condensed matter theorist who is internationally recognized for his contributions to the methodology for electronic structure calculations and in applications to diverse classes of materials. His work in condensed matter and materials physics, superconductivity, radiation detection and thermoelectric materials has resulted in growing programs that span the interface between basic and applied research.

With more than 300 scientific papers to his credit, Singh is a sought-after speaker at leading technical conferences. His honors include the 2008 UT-Battelle Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

Kreykes, of the Global Initiatives Directorate, was recognized for his far-reaching accomplishments on national security issues including nuclear weapons and nuclear materials proliferation. He regularly briefs senior U.S. government officials on national security-related technical issues and provides direction and guidance to the Oak Ridge Field Intelligence Element, which he directed for five years.

Kreykes was the technical lead for one of the United States' most celebrated nuclear nonproliferation efforts, Project Sapphire, which was headed by Y-12 National Security Complex and removed nearly 600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from Kazakhstan. His awards include the 2007 Secretary of Energy Achievement Award and a Director of National Intelligence Seal Medallion, also in 2007.

UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the Department of Energy.