Michelle Buchanan, Associate Laboratory Director in Physical Sciences at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected to the 2010 class of fellows of the
The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members for their contributions to the
chemical sciences and outstanding service to ACS. Buchanan and the other 2010
fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in
Boston on August 23.
Buchanan oversees four ORNL research divisions: Center for Nanophase
Materials Science, Chemical Sciences, Materials Science and Technology and
Physics. She has previously served as director of the ORNL Chemical Sciences
Division, associate director of the Life Sciences Division and director of the
Center for Structural Molecular Biology.
She joined ORNL in 1978 after earning a B.S. in chemistry from the University
of Kansas and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She is the
author or co-author of more than 150 scientific publications and reports, holds
two patents and was editor of a book on Fourier transform mass spectrometry.
Buchanan's honors include an R&D 100 Award in 1986; ORNL Technical
Achievement Awards in 1985, 1989, and 1993; UT-Battelle awards for R&D
Leadership in 2000 and 2002; and the Knoxville YWCA Tribute to Women award in
science and technology in 2003. She currently serves as a Councilor for the
Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (DAC ACS) and
is a member of the International Affairs Committee of the ACS. She has also
served as treasurer for DAC ACS, treasurer for the American Society for Mass
Spectrometry, and chair of the East Tennessee Section of the ACS.
Buchanan lives in Knoxville with her husband, A.C. They have one daughter,
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy's Office of