Doug Kothe is associate lab director of ORNL's Directorate of Computing and Computational Sciences.

Kothe new associate lab director for Computing, Computational Sciences

Doug Kothe is associate lab director of ORNL's Directorate of Computing and Computational Sciences.

Doug Kothe has been named associate laboratory director of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective June 6.

Jeff Nichols, the current associate lab director for computer and computational sciences, will retire July 1 after 13 years in the position, according to a press release.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege. I can’t think of a better job and a better place to have it,” Kothe said. “I’m thrilled to join the best computing organization in the world, and CCSD is the best thanks to Jeff Nichols who did an incredible job leading the directorate with vision, passion and dedication to be the best. And he certainly delivered. Jeff is a friend, mentor and role model for effective leadership with a can-do attitude.”

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