Wayne Manges currently directs the US Department of Energy’s Industrial Wireless Program for UT-Battelle at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), focusing on the needs of hard industries from DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program. With 30 years at ORNL, Wayne works extensively with steel, paper, and other industries to bring robust, wireless technology to their markets and is committed to the deployment of integrated systems that solve real problems. He has worked on systems from one-of-a-kind uranium enrichment processes, intelligent robotics, manufacturing, and is currently working on the application of his expertise in systems to the development and deployment of intelligent wireless sensors.
Wayne has been declared a visionary for his early views on wireless applications and has published and presented papers around the world and continues as a contributing editor for Sensors Magazine. He co-chairs the ISA (standards body for industrial automation) ISA100 committee, establishing a new international standard for industrial wireless automation. Wayne holds a B.S. in Education and Chemistry from California University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Natural Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.