Thomas Zacharia

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Thomas Zacharia
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Born1957
Kerala, India
ResidenceUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater Clarkson University
University of Mississippi
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Scientific career
FieldsComputational Material Sciences
Institutions Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Qatar Science & Technology Park
University of Tennessee
Clarkson University

Thomas Zacharia (born 1957 in Kerala, India) is an Indian-born American computer scientist. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka in 1980 and a master’s degree in Materials Science from the University of Mississippi in 1984. He obtained his doctoral degree from Clarkson University in 1987.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

University of Mississippi university

The University of Mississippi is a public research university in Oxford, Mississippi. Including the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, it is the state's largest university by enrollment. The university was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature on February 24, 1844, and four years later admitted its first enrollment of 80 students. The university is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and has an annual research and development budget of $121.6 million.

Clarkson University university

Clarkson University is a private research university with its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in New York State's Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y. It was founded in 1896 and has an enrollment of about 4,300 students studying toward bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in each of its schools or institutes: the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the School of Arts & Sciences, the David D. Reh School of Business and the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Clarkson University ranks #8 among "Top Salary-Boosting Colleges" nationwide. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Clarkson University as a "Doctoral University [with] Moderate Research Activity".

He has contributed to research in computational materials science, particularly on Marangoni Effect in solidification processes. [1] He previously served as the executive vice president and chief port officer captain at Qatar Science and Technology Park [2] at Qatar Foundation. [3]

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a semi-private chartered, non-profit organization in Qatar, founded in 1995 by then-emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his second wife Moza bint Nasser. In addition to private funding, it is government-supported and in some ways government-funded. Qatar Foundation (QF), chaired by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, has spearheaded Qatar's endeavors to establish itself as a leader in education, science, and cultural development on both a regional and global scale. QF has stated an aim "to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to a knowledge economy by unlocking human potential."

Zacharia was previously deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory [4] and a professor at the University of Tennessee [5] .

Oak Ridge National Laboratory research facility in Tennessee, USA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered, managed, and operated by UT–Battelle as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) under a contract with the DOE. ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system by size and by annual budget. ORNL is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near Knoxville. ORNL's scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.

University of Tennessee Public university in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. It hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2019 universities ranking, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT 115th among all national universities and 52nd among public institutions of higher learning. Seven alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. James M. Buchanan, M.S. '41, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT's ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT–Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students.

On June 1, 2017, UT-Battelle named Zacharia as ORNL's new laboratory director. He succeeds Thom Mason. [6]

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References

  1. Zacharia, T.; Vitek, J. M.; Goldak, J. A.; Debroy, T. A.; Rappaz, M.; Bhadeshia, H K D H. (1995). "Modeling of fundamental phenomena in welds". Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 3 (2): 265–288. doi:10.1088/0965-0393/3/2/009.
  2. "Qatar Science and Technology Park". www.qstp.org.qa. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  3. http://www.qf.org.qa/content/about/leadership/qatar-foundation-leadership/dr-thomas-zacharia
  4. "Thomas Zacharia | ORNL". www.ornl.gov. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  5. "Dr. Thomas Zacharia | Office of Research & Engagement". research.utk.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  6. "Thomas Zacharia named director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | ORNL". www.ornl.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-01.