At the annual UT-Battelle Awards Night, Ian S. Anderson received the ORNL Director's Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science/Technology Award for his exemplary performance in managing the installation of the Spallation Neutron Source target and instruments and for developing a strategy for the long-term success of the ORNL Neutron Science Program.
For his pioneering nuclear astrophysics studies, Daniel Bardayan received the Department of Energy's Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in a White House ceremony.
Steve Zinkle received the American Nuclear Society's 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award from the ANS's Materials Science and Technology Division for "sustained contributions to the understanding of metals and ceramics materials behavior for fusion and advanced fission reactor applications." The ANS-MSTD Literary Award went to Thak Sang Byun and Kenneth Farrell for "Plastic instability in polycrystalline metals after low-temperature irradiation." Cecil Parks has been named a fellow of ANS. Nancy Larson received ANS's 2006 Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women's Achievement for her technical leadership in the nuclear data field.
Patti Garland received the U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association CHP Champion Award.
Thomas Thundat has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
David Cole has been elected a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America.
Ron Graves has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Hua-Tay Lin has been named a fellow of ASM International.
Charles Forsberg and Nageswara Rao have been named ORNL's 2006 corporate fellows for career achievements in science and technology, performance and leadership. Forsberg pioneered the separation of actinide and rare-earth elements from acidic high-level waste solutions, provided leadership on nuclear waste management issues, and helped develop new reactor concepts. Rao is nationally recognized for his pioneering contributions in high-performance networking and multiple-sensor fusion.
James W. Lee and his team received the Fuelcell South 2006 Crystal Flame Innovation Award for their research on genetically engineering algae to increase their efficiency in producing hydrogen.
Rongying Jin has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Women of Color magazine.
Three technologies developed at ORNL have earned Excellence in Technology Awards from the Southeast Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. The winners are SeizAlert for alerting patients and medical personnel of an epileptic seizure so that preventive action can be taken in time; hybrid solar lighting, a light system for rooms that uses natural sunlight combined with sensor-controlled artificial light during cloudy days and at night, and a computer-designed methodology to produce steel alloys. Earning honorable mention were ORNL's LandScan 2004 global population dataset and MEMS-based uncooled infrared imaging.
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