Sean Smith Named Nanocenter Director
Sean Smith from the University of Queensland in Australia has accepted the position of director for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.
Sean Smith from the University of Queensland in Australia has accepted the position of director for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Physical Sciences Associate Laboratory Director Michelle Buchanan announced just before the holidays.
Smith currently serves as group leader for computational biology and nanotechnology at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, professor of computational molecular science at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, and director of the Centre for Computational Molecular Science.
ORNL's nanocenter is one of five Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers that together form a national user network. Each facility is associated with other major national research institutions, enabling nanoscale science and technology to be applied to a variety of research areas. ORNL's nanocenter provides unique opportunities for scientists to understand nanoscale materials by creating a research environment that accelerates the process of discovery by working across disciplines.