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ORNL researcher earns American Chemical Society award

John Michael Ramsey, a University of Tennessee-Battelle corporate fellow with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned the 2003 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation.

The award, sponsored by the Dow Chemical Foundation, recognizes valuable contributions and achievements in the field of analytical chemistry.

A group leader in ORNL's Chemical Sciences Division, Ramsey has earned numerous awards and recognitions since joining ORNL in 1979 as a Wigner Fellow. A recipient of the Battelle Distinguished Inventor Award and ORNL's Scientist of the Year Award, Ramsey also has earned two R&D 100 awards and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Ramsey earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Indiana University.

He and his wife, Roswitha, have a son - Christopher Blake. The family resides in west Knoxville.

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.