Zacharia Departs ORNL for Qatar Foundation

“This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution at a national scale by helping create a world-class research enterprise that is focused and relevant to the needs of the country,” said Thomas Zacharia.

Globe_AsiaQatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) announced that Dr Thomas Zacharia, a prominent scientist and senior administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Research and Development at QF. Dr Zacharia will assume his new position on September 1, 2012, and will contribute to QF’s overall mission by advancing and promoting the organisation’s research initiatives, a key aspect of Qatar’s projected transformation to a knowledge-based economy.

“We are genuinely excited to have a person of Thomas Zacharia’s talent and experience join us, as we position ourselves to make the most of an historic investment in transformational scientific research,” said Mr Al-Suwaidi. “As a world-class scientist who has already made a mark in the research community, Dr Zacharia brings tremendous experience in managing and operating a major national research enterprise, developing multidisciplinary research and development programmes at the national and international scale, and the broad international research network.”

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Source: Qatar Foundation