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Leggett elected to National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 6, 1998 Richard W. Leggett, a senior research staff member in the Life Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been elected to membership on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).
The main objective of the NCRP is to develop and distribute recommendations that represent the consensus of leading scientific authorities on matters concerning radiation protection and measurement.
Leggett is a member of the Dosimetry Research Group in the Assessment Technology Section at ORNL. His election to the NCRP reflects the importance of his contributions to radiation dosimetry and protection and his reputation in those areas.
He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Kentucky. Before joining ORNL in 1976, he was a scientific co-worker at Ruhr University in Germany and an assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Tennessee.
Leggett and his wife, Donna, live in Knoxville. Donna is a finance manager at ORNL. They have two daughters, Aimee and Ellie.
ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.