Inn at Ole Miss
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*Please reference the "National Lab Day in Mississippi" when making your reservation.


1:00 – 1:30

Welcome and Introduction to the National Laboratory System
Welcome by Dan Jones, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi
Remarks by Congressman Alan Nunnelee, U.S. House of Representatives, MS 1st District
Comments by Thom Mason, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Comments by Eric Isaacs, Director of Argonne National Laboratory

Leveraging the National Laboratories

presentations and discussion

1:30 – 2:15

National User Facilities – Driving American Innovation

Alice Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research, UM




2:30 – 3:00

Educating the Next Generation of Scientists – Internships and other Educational Opportunities at the National Labs

Alice Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research, UM


3:00 – 3:45

Industrial Partnerships – Partnership Opportunities at the National Labs

Alice Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research, UM


  • Bob Beisner, Vice President of Human Resources, Stion
  • Pamela Seidenman, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management, LBNL (Presentation)
  • Jim Roberto, Associate Laboratory Director for Science and Technology Partnerships, ORNL (Presentation)
  • Mark Peters, Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs, ANL (Presentation)



Areas of Potential Collaboration

parallel break-out sessions, panel discussions

4:00 – 5:00

Materials: Nanoscale materials science, synthesis and processing, characterization, simulation and modeling, polymers, alloys, and composites (carbon fiber) (Handout)


  • Michelle Buchanan, Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences, ORNL (lead)
  • John Mitchell, Senior Scientist and Associate Director of the Materials Science Division, ANL
  • Frances Houle, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chemical Sciences Division, LBNL
  • Gordon Cannon, Vice Provost for Research, USM
  • Josh Gladden, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UM
  • Wilbur Walters, Associate Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering, JSU

4:00 – 5:00

Clean energy: Batteries, electrolytes, light harvesting, thermoelectrics, biomass conversion, sustainability, and carbon capture and storage


  • Norm Peterson, Assistant to the Director, ANL
  • Jeff Chamberlain, Laboratory Energy Storage Major Initiative Leader, ANL
  • Curt Oldenburg, Program Head, Geologic Carbon Sequestration, LBNL
  • Martin Keller, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate, ORNL
  • David Shaw, Vice President for Research, MSU
  • Sarah Morgan, Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, USM

4:00 – 5:00

Cyberinfrastructure: High performance computing, cybersecurity, and big data


  • Greg Bell, Division Director, Energy Sciences Network, LBNL (lead)
  • Buddy Bland, Director, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, ORNL
  • Ray Bair, Chief Computational Scientist for Applications, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate, ANL
  • Loretta Moore, Associate Vice President for Research & Scholarly Engagement, JSU
  • Roger King, Director, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), MSU

5:00 – 6:00

Networking/Recruiting Session

Educational and Workforce Opportunities booth:

  • Channa Palmer, University recruiter, ORNL
  • Information brochures available: ANL, LBNL, and ORNL

Hosted by:
The University of Mississippi

Honorary Hosts:
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker
U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee
U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson
U.S. Representative Gregg Harper

U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Eric Isaacs, Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Horst Simon, Deputy Director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Thom Mason, Director

Mississippi Research Universities:
Jackson State University (JSU), Rita Presley, Associate President for Research
Mississippi State University (MSU), David Shaw, Vice President for Research
University of Mississippi (UM), Alice Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Southern Mississippi (USM), Gordon Cannon, Vice Provost for Research


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