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William "Harvey" Gray-bio

Dr. W. Harvey Gray

Dr. W. Harvey Gray is a consultant who recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) after a distinguished 36 year career.  During the past decade, he served as ORNL’s Global Security Directorate’s Associate Laboratory Deputy Director (from Apr. 2000 to Sep. 2008) and Interim Director (from Oct. 2008 to Jan. 2010).  In these positions, he was responsible for leading a focused research, development, and deployment portfolio for sponsors that included the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), other federal agencies, and the private business sector with missions involving national security, homeland security, law enforcement, and public safety.  This broad portfolio of basic and applied research and development projects focused on topics complementary to the national security mission of ORNL and addressed key areas in nonproliferation and counterproliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and materials; counterterrorism; advanced computing; physical and cyber safeguards and security; advanced materials; law enforcement and public safety; international threat reduction; transportation, supply-chain, and logistics systems and technologies; and sustainability technologies and methodologies.

Dr. Gray is a mechanical engineer (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1975) who has held a variety of positions since joining the ORNL staff in 1974. Before joining the National Security Directorate (now named Global Security), he served as Director of the Advanced Computing Technologies division and the Director of the ORNL Computational Center for Industrial Innovation. He led or managed projects in agile manufacturing, high-performance computing, advanced imaging and visualization, data storage, electronic medical records, telemammography, information assurance and security, and computer-aided engineering data exchange and virtual manufacturing. Additionally, he represented ORNL on the Healthcare Information Technology Enabling Community Care project [funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program].  Prior to these positions, he was a manager of the Product Definition group and earlier the Numerical Control group in the Computers and Telecom-munications Division at the Y-12 National Security Complex.  While in this capacity, he served on the Computer Aided Manufacturing-International’s Next Generation Manufacturing Systems project, and on several DOE weapons-complex-wide computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering committees, activities, and programs including the Technologies Enabling Agile Manufacturing initiative. Earlier, he was an ORNL research staff member using high-performance computing to design, develop, and build advanced superconducting magnets for large-scale fusion energy experiments.

Dr. Gray currently serves on the Board on Army Science and Technology for the National Research Council at the National Academies and on the Senior Advisory Committee of the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  He is a past member of the Integrated Manufacturing Technology Initiative Board of Directors. He previously served on the Next Generation Manufacturing Technology Initiative and the NIST Manufacturing Interoperability Technical Advisory Board.  He was the chairman of the Finite Element Methods subcommittee of the International Standards Organization’s Standard for the Exchange of Product Data working group. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems association and the Healthcare Open Systems and Trials organization. He also served on the Technical Advisory Board of the National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocol program and the Distributed Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing organization. He has authored or co-authored over 130 articles, reports, and conference publications.

Dr. Gray currently serves as chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the ORNL Federal Credit Union.  He is a past member of the funds distribution committee of the Anderson County Tennessee United Way, he served as chair of the 2001 ORNL United Way campaign, and he was co-chair of the 2002 Anderson County United Way Pillar Society.