Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy speaks May 3 about lab’s history and mission

Michelle Buchanan oversees one of the nation’s most extensive portfolios of research and development for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will speak on campus May 3 about the lab’s history and modern mission. She and a team of researchers also will participate in a daylong workshop to strengthen biomedical research collaborations between Vanderbilt University and ORNL.

“Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 75 Years of Science”
May 3, 9 a.m.
Medical Research Building III, Room 1220

As deputy for science and technology, Buchanan oversees one of the nation’s most extensive portfolios of research and development—spanning physical and materials sciences, energy and engineering sciences, computing and computational sciences, biological and environmental sciences, neutron sciences, and global security—for the Department of Energy and other sponsors. She has served in numerous leadership roles since joining ORNL in 1978.

The author of more than 150 scientific publications and reports, Buchanan has served on numerous national editorial boards and has received numerous awards for research and development, technical achievement, and science and technology. She is a fellow of the American Chemical Society and currently serves as a councilor for the Division of Analytical Chemistry and as a member of the Divisional Activities Committee of the ACS. She serves on advisory boards for numerous universities and major research centers.

Carlos Lopez (Vanderbilt University)
Carlos Lopez

This event is organized by Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and pharmacology and Vanderbilt University’s liaison to ORNL, and by the Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development (L-POD) Program. L-POD is part of the Provost’s Initiatives to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PIERS) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.


Contact: Liane Moneta-Koehler, research development program manager, L-POD