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Dooley Joins ORAU Board of Directors

Clemson University professor brings 35 years of academic, industrial expertise

April 14, 2009

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) announced the addition of Dr. R. Larry Dooley to its Board of Directors during its 64th annual meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions. The board provides policy and fudiciary oversight of ORAU operations for its membership.

Larry Dooley

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Dooley currently serves as the associate dean for research and graduate studies, as well as professor of bioengineering at Clemson University. He also represents the school on the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to serve ORAU and Clemson University in this leadership position,” said Dooley. “ORAU is a national model for university-national lab collaborative partnerships which, at this critical time, are vitally important for strengthening U.S. science and engineering education programs. I welcome the opportunity to work with my colleagues on the Board.”

In his position as associate dean, which he assumed in 2002, Dooley has contributed greatly to Clemson’s research enterprise by organizing a pre-award processing division that supports more than 250 researchers in engineering and science. Additionally, editorial support and grant planning have been added to his division to provide an integrated approach to proposal development and increased funding.

Dooley’s primary research interests include tissue engineering of cardiovascular and orthopedic biomaterials, implant design, and computer applications in medicine. He has presented research results and technical exhibits at national and international symposia on orthopedics, bioinstrumentation and cardiology. In addition, Dooley has served on review panels for both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He has served as a consultant to a number of private companies in the area of physiological instrumentation systems, computerized pattern recognition, visual signal processing, artificial intelligence, implant design systems, biomaterials and image processing. Dooley has also served as an expert witness on patent infringement for firms in the southern and southwestern United States.

Besides holding other positions within Clemson University, Dooley has also served as chair of the bioengineering department, chairman and research coordinator for the Bioengineering Alliance of South Carolina, president of Clinical Microsystems, Inc., in Melbourne, Fla., and director of the State of Mississippi Biomedical Engineering Program at Mississippi State University.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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