ORNL's Thundat elected fellow of AAAS

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2006 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Thomas Thundat has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Thundat, a member of the Biosciences Division at the Department of Energy laboratory and a UT-Battelle corporate fellow, is noted for research involving sensor technology and weapons detection. The AAAS Council cited Thundat's "pioneering work in developing a novel class of sensors for molecular recognition using nanomechanical sensor platforms."

Microcantilevers--microscopic devices that can be used for detecting a number of substances including trace quantities of chemical and biological agents--are one application of nanomechanical sensors.

One of Thundat's concepts uses the microcantilever technology to detect minute amounts of TNT, which could be applied to both national security missions and the reclamation of former battlefields and war zones.

Thundat's work with microcantilevers was cited when he received, in 2004, the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society's Jesse W. Beams Research Award for research excellence. He was also listed as one of Scientific American magazine's "Scientific American 50 Award" winners that year.

In 2000 Thundat was a finalist for the Discover magazine awards. His work has also received R&D 100 and Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.

Thundat and his wife, Darilyn, have two daughters, Rachel and Tess, and a son, Jonah. The family resides in west Knoxville.


Contact: Bill Cabage
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
2. Depiction of findings selected as 2007 Image of the Year by Society for Nuclear Medicine
3. CSHL selected for odENCODE Data Coordination Center
4. University of Arizona neurobiologist John Hildebrand elected to the National Academy of Sciences
5. Einsteins Dr. Vern Schramm elected to the National Academy of Sciences
6. 5 Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
7. Salk scientist Ursula Bellugi elected to National Academy of Sciences
8. Psychology professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
9. Leading scientists elected to EMBO ranks
10. Three UCSF faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
11. IU, Purdue selected for major NCI biomarker tools initiative

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/21/2020)... , ... August 20, 2020 , ... ... Hassan Movahhed , a Clinical Operations executive with expertise in clinical trial ... joined the firm as an Expert Consultant. Throughout his career, Mr. Movahhed has ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 12, 2020 , ... Mosio recently announced its newly ... health agencies of all sizes. With a focus on tracking symptoms and monitoring ... health care, Mosio helps public health departments automate communications and provide more personalized ...
(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... ... in the prestigious National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that ... project support for middle school science teachers nationwide. , Created in partnership between ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is now ... With 50 million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would like ... arthritic joints (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is obtained ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... transmitter systems that can be configured to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. ... drive one or two switches in a push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, ... have entered into a strategic partnership whereby Catalent will provide support for the ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The ... radiation centers in 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. ... routine use at top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: