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October 24, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Broad mission, capabilities attracted new ORNL Director

Stephen Streiffer is focused on enabling staff members and addressing the most significant scientific and technical challenges facing society.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has posted an interview with Stephen Streiffer, its new Director, who started his tenure on October 16 after a long career at Argonne National Laboratory.

In the interview, Streiffer says, “One of the things that attracted me here is just how broad the mission really is and the capabilities that the lab brings to bear. There’s so much that goes on here.”

Acknowledging the laboratory’s rich history, he described his focus as enabling staff members along with a commitment to addressing the most significant scientific and technical challenges facing society.

“There are critically important challenges that the nation and the world are facing, and the whole point of the national laboratory system and mission for Oak Ridge is to answer those challenges,” Streiffer added.

The full interview can be found here.

 

 


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