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Advisory Board

In order to ensure the Science Alliance continues to provide opportunities and support in line with faculty needs, in 2020 the first Science Alliance Advisory Board convened. The advisory board works to maintain open communication between the Science Alliance, faculty members, and ORNL staff; as well as serve as a reviewing body for new and ongoing commitments. The current members of the advisory board are as follows.


Julie Carrier

Professor and Head of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

Bill Dunne

John D. Tickle College of Engineering Associate Dean of Research and Facilities, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Susan Kalisz

College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor, Head of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Veerle Keppens

Chancellor’s Professor and Head of Materials Science and Engineering

Bruce LaMattina

Senior Director of Space and Defense Programs, Research Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Larry McKay

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean of Research and Facilities, Jones Professor of Hydrogeology for Earth and Planetary Sciences

Bobby Sumpter

Theory and Computation Section Head, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Albrecht von Arnim

Professor and Associate Head of Biochemistry, and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Steven Zinkle

Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials, Professor of Nuclear Engineering