Home / Civilian / Thomas Zacharia Named Director of DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thomas Zacharia Named Director of DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thomas Zacharia

Thomas Zacharia, deputy director for science and technology at the Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named director of ORNL effective July 1.

DOE said Thursday the board of governors of UT-Batelle — a joint venture of Battelle and the University of Tennessee — unanimously elected Zacharia to succeed Thom Mason as director.

UT-Battelle manages and operates ORNL on behalf of DOE.

“Dr. Zacharia has proven success with academic partnerships, broad-based scientific experience, and an exceptional skill set for building relationships,” said Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Zacharia currently serves as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee, where he has also worked as vice president of science and technology.

He previously served as chairman of the Qatar Science & Technology Park, a business park that focuses on technology incubation and acceleration.

Zacharia originally joined ORNL in 1987 as a postdoctoral researcher and has since held various roles at the laboratory including deputy laboratory director, associate laboratory director and director of the computer science and mathematics division.

 

Check Also

DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *