Thomas Zacharia

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Thomas Zacharia
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Born 1957
Kerala, India
Residence United States
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Clarkson University
University of Mississippi
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Scientific career
Fields Computational Material Sciences
Institutions Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Qatar Science & Technology Park
University of Tennessee
Clarkson University

Thomas Zacharia (born 1957 in Kerala, India) is an Indian American computer scientist. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka in 1980 and a master’s degree in Materials Science from the University of Mississippi in 1984. He obtained his doctoral degree from Clarkson University in 1987.

He has contributed to research in computational materials science, particularly on Marangoni Effect in solidification processes.[1] He previously served as the executive vice president and chief port officer captain at Qatar Science and Technology Park[2] at Qatar Foundation.[3]

Zacharia was previously deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory[4] and a professor at the University of Tennessee[5].

On June 1, 2017, UT-Battelle named Zacharia as ORNL's new laboratory director. He succeeds Thom Mason.[6]


  1. ^ "Modeling of fundamental phenomena in welds". Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 3: 265–288. doi:10.1088/0965-0393/3/2/009.
  2. ^ "Qatar Science and Technology Park". Retrieved 2015-12-16.
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  4. ^ "Thomas Zacharia | ORNL". Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  5. ^ "Dr. Thomas Zacharia | Office of Research & Engagement". Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  6. ^ "Thomas Zacharia named director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | ORNL". Retrieved 2017-06-01.