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Fleischmann recognizes ORNL R&D 100 Awards during ceremony
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (right) toured MAXLAB Tuesday, hosted by (from left) Patrick Hughes, Energy & Environmental Sciences ALD Martin Keller and Lab Director Thom Mason.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2013 — U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann recognized the six Oak Ridge National Laboratory innovations that recently earned R&D 100 Awards during a ceremony at ORNL’s Weinberg Auditorium.
Fleischmann said the awards are a signal the United States in moving toward regaining world technology and innovation leadership.
“We take science and then we take the benefits of science and market that,” Fleischmann said during his remarks to about 100 in attendance at the event. “An example is you have a water heater that is more energy efficient and now able to be manufactured in the United States. This is part of a process where you have science, education and capital to make sure the United States begins to manufacture here again. We are gaining a more competitive advantage over the rest of the world because of what we are doing here at ORNL.”
A total of 179 ORNL innovations over 50 years have earned R&D 100 Awards—referred to as “Oscars of Innovation.”
UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.