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Wells to Serve as Instructor at 2015 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit

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Jack Wells, OLCF Director of Science, will serve as one of three instructors at the 2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit to be held Nov. 29 in Boston, Mass.

Jack Wells, OLCF Director of Science, will serve as one of three instructors at the 2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit to be held Nov. 29 in Boston, Mass.

OLCF Director of Science to Highlight Modern Research Tools

Jack Wells, Director of Science for the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), focuses on scientific discovery and the broad sharing of knowledge via scholarly publication on a daily basis. Later this month, he will teach a group of colleagues about the importance of these tasks.

Wells will serve as one of three instructors at the 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit to be held Nov. 29 in Boston, Mass.

Wells’ presentation — Accessing the Value of Large Scientific User Facilities — will define the role of a Large Scientific User Facility in the national laboratories system and explain how to demonstrate its value through the communication of science highlights of scientific research and through the application of data-analytic methods to publication databases

According to the MRS website, “Pursuit of scientific discovery is the central underpinning of modern civilization. The immense investment in government-sponsored research in the U.S. has laid the foundation for national scientific, economic and military security in the 21st century.” In Wells’ talks, he will outline why it is so important to make this research available to the public and modern technologies to facilitate this process.

Wells will focus on the following areas during his instruction:

  • The Curation of Publication Databases from Scientific Facilities
  • Recommendations Systems
  • Connecting Research and Building Research Teams

Chaomel Chen of Drexel University and Johan Bollen of Indiana University Bloomington will be fellow instructors in the workshop.

The MRS is an organization of materials researchers worldwide that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. Founded in 1973 MRS now consists of more than 16,000 members in the United States and includes representatives from 80 countries around the world.

The OLCF is a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is supported by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.