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Tracie M. Lowe

Technical Support
Corrosion Science & Technology Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6156
Phone: (865) 241-4528
email:
lowetm@ornl.gov

 

Education:

  • 2005-Present - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology
  • 2004 - Hitachi – Oakland, CA
    • Short course for Hitachi S4700 Scanning Electron Microscope
  • 2002-2005 - Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, TN
    • Associate of Applied Science Degree – General Technology
  • 1992-1995 - Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, TN
    • Completed 40 hour course for Hazardous Waste Safety
    • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • 1992 Oliver Springs High School – graduated

Experience:

  • 2003-Present - UT-Battelle – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
    Lab Technician - ORNL- Materials Science & Technology Division
    • Provide macro-photographs
    • Responsible for maintaining sample preparation laboratory and equipment, including safety, routine maintenance and housekeeping
    • Provide high-quality sample preparation and microstructural characterization (SEM, FIB, TEM, X-Ray analysis, etc) support for the PI’s work
    • Responsible for assisting with furnace runs and keeping accurate log-books and excel spreadsheets
    • Development of new technique for preparation of diesel particulate filters, innovative specimen sectioning and embedding processes and image analysis techniques for analyzing soot particles.
    • Responsible for presenting information to group members
  • 2002-2003 - MK Technologies, Knoxville, TN
    Student - Lab Technician - ORNL- Metals & Ceramics Division
    Photograph samples
    • General laboratory upkeep
    • Sample preparation for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Field Electron
    • Microscope (FIB)
  • 2000-2002 - Senior Flexonics Pathway Division, Oak Ridge,TN
    Estimator / Planner
    • Provide cost estimate for manufacturing expansion joints.
    • Work closely with Engineering Department to ensure accurate information is used to prepare estimates.
    • Prepare purchase orders.
  • 1998–1999 - Senior Flexonics Pathway Division, Oak Ridge,TN
    Document Control / Switchboard Operator
    • Answered multi-line phone.
      Provide shop supervisors with information needed to manufacture expansion joints.
    • Ensured all blueprints and documents related to job where organized and filed appropriately.
    • Ordered office supplies
  • 1996-1998 - Garden Plaza Hotel, Oak Ridge,TN
    Sales Coordinator
    • Answered multi-line phone-taking detailed messages for Sales/Catering departments
    • Typing contracts – ensure reservations where blocked – answered customer questions.
    • Administrative support to Hotel Manager – scheduled appointments.
    • Designed flyers / ads for Hotel Events.
    • Ordered supplies.
  • 1994-1996 Staffing Solutions by Cobble - Oak Ridge,TN
    Administrative / Clerical
    • Administrative – clerical duties at various companies in Oak Ridge, TN
    • Kramer-Rayson Law Firm, ERC Incorporated, SAIC, OGDEN Environmental, and
      SENES of Oak Ridge.

Skills:

  • Hitachi S4800 SEM
  • Hitachi S4700 SEM
  • Hitachi S3400 SEM
  • Gatan Precision Ion Mill
  • PANalytical X-Pert Pro (x-ray defraction)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Unix Programs
  • Made 2 Manage
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Jade
  • Digital Micrograph
  • FovaPro
  • Image J
  • KaleidaGraph
  • QuarkXPress