Ashley Stowe
Director ORETTC

Dr. Stowe is the Director of the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center (ORETTC). His prior roles included CNS University Partnerships and Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) program manager. He was named a Y-12 Googin Fellow and Director of the Nuclear Forensics and Detection Initiative. In that role, he acted as a technical lead, coordinating technology transfer and partnerships for radiation detection technologies. Upon completion of his term as Fellow, Ashley became the Fellows Program manager. He joined the Y-12 National Security Complex in 2007 as a Senior Development Chemist. Dr. Stowe was recognized with a 2013 R&D 100 award for his pioneering development of the 6LiInSe2 semiconductor radiation detection crystal in collaboration with Professor Arnold Burger of Fisk University. Dr. Stowe holds multiple adjunct faculty positions at universities across the Southeast in physics, nuclear engineering, and business. He was also instrumental in founding the Southeast Section of the American Association of Crystal Growth. He served as President of the Oak Ridge Chapter of the Sigma Xi Research Society in 2009. He has received four Y-12 Special Recognition Awards; a Technology Use Award; and a Mentor Award for the Mentor-Protégé program, facilitating collaboration with Fisk University. Ashley is also founder and Vice-president of L.I.F.E. Consulting, a leadership development firm which grows leaders and their teams in schools, non-profits, and businesses.Dr. Stowe earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Florida State University. He also holds a MBA from the University of Tennessee; conferred in 2012. He has twenty patents, has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications, and presented over 200 conference presentations. His successes have been recognized by the Knoxville Business Journal as a 2014 Top 40 Under 40 recipient.