Roger E. Stoller, Ph.D., of Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory, has been elected 2010 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards development organizations. The position is ASTM’s highest elective office.
Stoller is a distinguished research staff member and the program manager for fusion reactor materials in the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Oak Ridge National Lab. He is a co-principal investigator for the ORNL Energy Frontier Research Center on Defect Physics that was funded in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Before his arrival at ORNL in 1984, Stoller served as a research associate and graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was employed as a staff engineer in General Electric’s Advanced Reactor Systems Department in Sunnyvale, Calif. Stoller is currently an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and reports on the effects of radiation on materials in environments that include light water and fast breeder reactors as well as fusion reactors.
Stoller earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, respectively. In 1987, he earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Since 1986, Stoller has been an active and recognized member of ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications, contributing to standards development in that committee, holding subcommittee offices and serving as E10 chairman from 2002 to 2007.
Twice he received the E10 Award of Appreciation, in 1988 and 1990; in 1995, he received the Award of Merit from the committee. He has been actively involved in the success of the ASTM Symposia on the Effects of Radiation on Materials, which are sponsored by Committee E10, serving as symposium chair, co-chair, presenter and author. He is also a member of ASTM Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
A member of the ASTM Committee on Publications from 1993-2003, Stoller held the positions of vice chair and chair. He has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2004 and he was chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 2007.
In addition to ASTM International, Stoller is a member of ASM International, the Materials Research Society and the American Nuclear Society, where he is a former chairman of the Fusion Energy Division. He was named a fellow of ASM International in 2007 and of the American Nuclear Society in 2009.