Ronald D Ott

Building Technologies Program Manager

Ron Ott is manager of the Building Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Prior to this role, Ron served as deputy director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division. He has been key in the operation of ORNL’s national user facilities including the creation of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). Ron has also been group leader of the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility. He’s  authored more than 40 publications; holds seven patents or patent applications; two R&D 100 Awards; and received an Award of Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. Ron earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  He completed his Ph.D. work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1997 through the High Temperature Materials Laboratory graduate fellowship program and returned as staff in 1999.