ORNL names two new Associate Lab Directors

Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced two new Associate Lab Directors this week.

  • Balendra Sutharshan, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Operational Systems at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has joined ORNL as Associate Laboratory Director for the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate; and
  • Stan Wullschleger has been selected as the Associate Laboratory Director for Biological and Environmental Systems Science (BESSD).

Sutharshan succeeds Alan Icenhour, who has been appointed as ORNL’s next Deputy for Operations. Before joining PNNL, Sutharshan served as chief operations officer for the Energy and Global Security Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory and spent nearly 20 years in a series of leadership roles with Westinghouse.

Wullschleger is a 31-year veteran of ORNL where he had served as the interim Associate Laboratory Director for both BESSD and its predecessor, the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate. He is a Corporate Fellow emeritus, a distinguished scientist, and author of more than 220 publications.

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