The professional society ASM International has elected two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the rank of fellow. A former ORNL researcher was also elected.
The materials engineering professional society cited Mariappan Parans Paranthaman “for the development of novel epitaxial buffer layers on textured templates, enabling high critical current density superconductor films, and for developing mesoporous architectures destined for high performance energy storage applications.”
Paranthaman, a distinguished researcher in the lab’s Chemical Sciences Division, has a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center in Knoxville as a professor. He is also a distinguished UT-Battelle inventor who has authored or co-authored more than 350 publications and has been awarded 28 U.S. patents. His awards include four R&D 100 Awards and three national and two regional Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for developing high performance second-generation superconducting wires for electric-power applications.
Bruce Pint, a researcher in the Materials Science and Technology Division, was cited for “groundbreaking contributions to the fundamental knowledge of high temperature oxidation mechanisms in alloys and coatings, and for contributions to heat resistant alloy design and development through the incorporation of minor elements to control and improve high temperature stability and overall oxidation resistance.”
Pint, who leads the Corrosion Science and Technology group, is also a fellow of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 technical publications and has been cited over 5,000 times.
Paranthaman and Pint are Knoxville residents.
Also elected as an ASM International fellow was Claudia J. Rawn, a former ORNL researcher now at the University of Tennessee, who was cited by the society for significant technical contributions to the study of structure-property relationships of energy related materials through high-temperature x-ray and neutron diffraction.
Rawn worked in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division and is currently associate professor of materials science and engineering and director of UT’s Center for Materials Processing.
The new fellows will be officially conferred at the ASM International awards dinner in October.
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