While working at the lab, I received guidance from two of ORNL's own. To the left, Dr. Balasubramaniam Radhakrishnan is shown. He has worked at the laboratory since 1994 and is still going strong. The bulk of the research done by "Dr. Rad" has a concentration on materials science and engineering. He has a long list of honors and recognitions. For the school years of 1988-89 Dr. Rad recieved the "Outstanding Graduate Student Award" from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He also has accomplished many things at ORNL. One of which is improving the Monte Carlo based algorithim for simulating grain growth in materials. He has also developed a Monte Carlo based algorithm for simulating recrystallization.
Similarly to Dr. Rad, Dr. Gorti Sarma has a special intrest in materials science. Dr. Sarma obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University in 1995. While there, he became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. Dr. Sarma began working at ORNL in 1995 where he has developed models to simulate metal deformation using Finite Element Analysis. Dr. Sarma has also conducted mesoscopic simulations to study the deformations of grains of metal polycrystals. Dr, Sarma as well as Dr. Rad have many publications that can found in a variety of materials science books and jounals. 3>