Zacharia Leaves ORNL for Qatar Foundation

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After 26 years of service, Thomas Zacharia is leaving Oak Ridge National Laboratory to take a leadership position at a science and education foundation based in Doha, Qatar. In his new position starting Sept. 1, Zacharia will become executive vice president of research and development for the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Zacharia will help the foundation make the most of a historic investment in “transformational” scientific research,” said Faisal Al-Suwaidi, Qatar Foundation president of research and development. “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 programs at the national and international scale, and the broad international research network.”

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