Two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows for their contributions to science and technological fields.
The election of Paul Hanson and Brian Sales means there are now 33 researchers who are active corporate fellows at ORNL, a press release said.
“Paul and Brian join an esteemed group of talented and accomplished researchers as corporate fellows,” ORNL Director Thom Mason said. “Their work in climate science and advanced materials, respectively, illustrates the breadth of research that is required to solve the nation’s energy and environmental challenges.”
Hanson is a distinguished research and development staff member and group leader in ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division, the release said.
For more than 25 years, he has conducted research on environmental effects related to energy technologies and their use, focusing predominantly on the impacts of climate change on the physiology, growth, and bio-geochemical cycles of North American forest ecosystems. The current secondary standards for ozone were influenced by his publications and work at ORNL, the release said.
Hanson has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in plant physiology, and a doctorate in forest tree physiology.
Sales, meanwhile, is a distinguished research scientist and leader of the Correlated Electron Materials group in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, the release said.
He has established himself as one of the preeminent leaders in the discovery, synthesis, and research and development of new materials for advanced energy technologies. He is internationally recognized for his research on new thermoelectric materials that can convert heat directly into electricity, and he is also known for his work on the structure of phosphate glasses, the release said.
Sales has a bachelor’s degree in physics and doctorate in solid state physics.
Read the entire press release at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory website.
UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.