William R Nettles IV

SPRUCE Project Operations Manager

Robert joined ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division in 2012 to carryout the construction and operation of The Department of Energy's flagship climate manipulation experiment, SPRUCE.  Robert came to ORNL from Brookhaven National Laboratory where he managed the FACTS-1 FACE experiment in Duke Forest to its completion.  He holds a Master of Science Degree in Forestry and Environmental Science from Mississippi State University and is a certified Project Management Professional.  

Recent Awards:

  • ORNL Environmental Science Division's Outstanding Research Support Award
  • ORNL Significant Achievement Award
  • BNL Spotlight Achievement Award