July 2000

ORNL people

Katie Vandergriff, who has been a mechanical development engineer in the Robotics and Process Systems Division for 14 years, is taking entrepreneurial leave to become president and partner of Machine Kinetics Engineering Services Company. The company specializes in providing “world-class machine design and mechanical engineering services.”

A team led by the Metals and Ceramics Division’s Malcolm Stocks has been nominated for the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Award in honor of their achievement of TeraFLOP performance with a materials code in November of 1998 (for which they won the Gordon Bell award). As a laureate, the project will be described in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s Permanent Research Collection and in the book Faces of Innovation.

The National Urban League has honored David Milan, Management Systems Integration manager for the Lab, for his work in its Black Executive Exchange program. His Five-Year Milestone Award recognizes his efforts on behalf of the educational advancement of college students who have participated in the exchange program.

The Life Sciences Division’s Tuan Vo-Dinh has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering for his outstanding contributions in the field of optics.

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