Michael Lance is a Senior Research Scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Materials Science and Technology Division. He received a B.S. in 1992 from Alfred University and an M.S. and PhD from Rutgers University in 1998 in Ceramic Science and Technology. He joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Wigner Fellow in 1998 and has been active in several research areas including emissions control technologies, mechanical properties of ceramic materials, corrosion and electron probe microanalysis.