Orlando Rios
Associate Research Staff, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mid-Career Panelist
Orlando Rios is an associate research staff member in the deposition science group, Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and an adjunct associate progessor in materilas science and engineering at the University of Tennessee. Rios joined ORNL as a Weinberg Gellow in the MSTD in 20093 Previously, he was a NASA graduate student research fellow. Rios earned his doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degrees in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. He has been involved with TMS for over 15 years, and is currently the JOM advisor for the Magnetic Materials Committee. Although his reserach has focused on applied materilas science, his programs strongly support basic research including efforts in computational and experimental fundamental research that have led to the new materials discovery. He has presented three invited talks in Europe and Asia that included the Energy, Materials, and Nanotechnology conference in San Sebastion, Spain, and the Trilaterial Conference on Critical Materials in Tokyo, Japan, along with a keynote talk at Euromat in Warsaw, Poland. Rios has more than 50 invneiton disclosures at ORNL, with 23 patents pending or applications in preparation. he co-chairs graduate committees and mentors both undergraduate and graduate students through co-located research or through internships at the national laboratories.