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UT-ORNL Nuclear Expert Wirth Honored in Washington, DC

Brian WirthNuclear energy expert Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a Washington, DC, ceremony July 23.

Wirth, who holds the Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering, serves in the nuclear engineering department at UT, studying aspects of nuclear environments and materials related to nuclear energy.

That expertise led to his honor, one of nine the DOE bestowed during the evening.

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