Sandia National Laboratories Name New Combustion Research Facility Director
March 9, 2005
Terry Michalske, founding director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, became the new director of Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility (CRF) on Feb. 4. He replaces Bill McLean, who retired after 12 years as CRF director.
Since 2001, Michalske has been Director of Sandia's Integrated Nanotechnologies Department in Albuquerque, N.M. In that position, he oversaw planning and construction of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a $75 million facility dedicated to nanoscience integration that broke ground last spring. CINT is Sandia's second Office of Science user facility, the CRF being the first.
Michalske joined Sandia in 1981 and has been a manager since 1987, overseeing the Surface and Interface Sciences Department and Biomolecular Materials and Interfaces Department. He has a Ph.D. in ceramic science from Alfred University. His work on stress corrosion fracture of silica has been recognized with several international awards, including the Ross Coffin Purdy Award and the Weyl International Glass Science Award. He is a co-recipient of an R&D 100 Award for development of the interfacial force microscope.