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Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth, executive vice president for the Battelle Memorial Institute’s Global Laboratory Operations, is the 19th A. Frank Golick Lecturer at Missouri S&T. Wadsworth will deliver two lectures on campus. He will present "Three Puzzles in Materials Science" at noon Wednesday, March 5, and "The History of Genuine Damascus Steels and Attempts to Rediscover How They were Made," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Both lectures will be held in Room 204 of McNutt Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Wadsworth joined the Battelle Memorial Institute as a member of the White House Transition Planning Office for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2002. From 2003 to June of 2007, he was the director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently oversees the management or co-management of six U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.
Wadsworth was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for "research on high temperature materials, superplasticity and ancient steels and leadership in national defense and science programs" in 2005. The A. Frank Golick Lectureship series is presented by the materials science and engineering department at Missouri S&T.