Michelle Buchanan

Michelle Buchanan is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, where she guides strategic directions for the lab and provides mentorship for staff members in the early stages of their careers. She earned her PhD in chemistry from UW–Madison in 1978.

Robert Andresen

Did you hear about the big grant that professor received? Did you also hear about all of the behind-the-scenes work the grant needed? Someone negotiated the legal agreement, served as a liaison to get the money from the funder, handled the finances and accounting, and ensured any needed reports were completed on time.