David Mullins Secretary

David Mullins received his BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary in 1978 and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He came to ORNL as a Post Doc in 1986 and joined the staff in the Surface Science and Catalysis group in 1988. He retired from the lab in 2018. His research interests focused on using synchrotron radiation for studying chemical processes on powdered catalysts and single crystal surfaces. He was the developer of, and spokesperson for, a soft x-ray beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and served several terms on the NSLS Users Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) and served as Treasurer of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the AVS for 20 years. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the North American Catalysis Society and served as president of the Southeast Chapter of the Catalysis Society. He has been treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge since 1996 and treasurer of Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) since 2006.

Fred Peretz Board at large


Herbert F Krause Herb Nominated for the Board in 2022

Herb was employed by ORNL in the Chemistry Division from 1970 to 1982 and then in the Physics Division until his retirement in 2008. He holds a B.S. degree in physics from Drexel University (1965) and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pittsburgh (1970), specializing in experimental atomic and chemical physics. As a Senior Research Staff Member at ORNL, he studied a wide variety of fundamental physical mechanisms by which low-velocity neutral atoms and molecules or swift moving ions interact with other gaseous or solid matter using particle accelerators at ORNL and other facilities such as the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He has authored or co-authored 171 refereed scientific publications (listed in Google Scholar) in the fields of atomic, molecular, chemical, electron, surface, and laser physics that involve phenomena occurring at a collision energy from 0.03 eV to 33 TeV (an energy range of 15 orders of magnitude).

Herb was a founding board member for the Montessori School of Oak Ridge, and has served on the boards of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge and the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association. He was a recent president and board member of the Oak Ridge Chorus. He has been a judge at area science fairs and has tutored students in mathematics, physics and chemistry at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Oak Ridge.

Herb was an elected FORNL board member and served as FORNL secretary from 2012 to 2017, and a non-voting adjunct board member from 2018-2020. He was not on the FORNL board in 2021, so according to FORNL by-laws, he is eligible to be elected to a two-year term in 2022.

Kathy Savage Gant Photo of Kathy associate

Kathy received Ph.D. in physics from University of Tennessee in 1976. She was employed at ORNL for 36 years, working in areas of civil defense, radiation safety, risk evaluation, environmental analysis, and emergency planning and exercise creation and evaluation for Departments of Energy and Defense and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She performed work for International Atomic Energy Agency in Egypt and Mexico and at the headquarters in Austria.

Connor L. Matthews