September 2000

ORNL people


Michelle Buchanan will succeed retiring Marv Poutsma as director of the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division. Michelle has been associate director of the Life Sciences Division and will remain director of the Center for Structural Molecular Biology, which is a collaboration of the Life Sciences, Solid State and Chemical and Analytical Sciences divisions.

Gov. Don Sundquist has appointed Lab Director Bill Madia to the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation board of directors. The corporation was established by the governor and the Tennessee General Assembly in 1998 to strengthen the state’s economy through the development of science and technology and to support the transfer of science, technology and quality improvement methods to Tennessee businesses.

The Metals and Ceramics Division’s Linda Horton was a winner at the Oak Ridge YWCA Night of Tribute in the category of Science, Health and Technology.

The Health Physics Society has elected Craig Little to a three-year term on its board of directors. Craig leads the Life Sciences Division’s Environmental Technology group, which is located in Grand Junction, Colo. He has been an associate editor for the Health Physics Journal for the past seven years, as well as serving on numerous committees.

Corporate Fellow Lynn Boatner of the Solid State Division has been appointed a topical editor for Crystal Growth and Design, a new journal published by the American Chemical Society. He’ll edit papers on nanostructured phase development.

Two Spallation Neutron Source project interns won top awards at the Sixth Annual Science & Engineering Research Conference, held at the University of South Carolina. In the fields of computer science and math, the two South Carolina State University students won first and second place awards. Bryan Davis’ presentation was titled “Error Analysis of the SNS Drift Tube Linac” (John Galambos, mentor); Christopher Allen’s presentation was titled “Java Network Programming Query System” (Dan Ciarlette, mentor).

Virginia R. Tolbert of the Environmental Sciences Division has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 2001 by the North American Benthological Society for her 10 years of service to the society’s finance committee.

Energy Systems President Bob Van Hook (left) and ORNL Director Bill Madia flank two of this year's three Lockheed Martin Foundation scholarship winners. Sanjana Ahmed (beside Bob) is the daughter of Abu B. Ahmed of the Operational Safety Services Division. Rachel McCord is the daughter of Raymond McCord of the Environmental Sciences Division. Graham Beattie, son of Kenneth L. Beattie of the Life Sciences Division, also received a scholarship, the last from the Lockheed Martin program at ORNL.


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