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ORNL’s Goyal elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2014 – The National Academy of Inventors has elected Amit Goyal, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, fellow.

Brady receives TMS Brimacombe Medal
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 10, 2014 – Michael Brady, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected as one of four recipients to receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) 2015 Brimacombe Medalist Award.

ORNL’s James Hack elected fellow of American Meteorological Society
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 10, 2014 – The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has elected James Hack, director of the National Center for Computational Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a 2015 fellow.

ORNL researchers Buchanan, Liang, Mayes named AAAS fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Nov. 24, 2014 – Three staff members from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for scientific contributions that range from administrative leadership to discoveries in the environmental sciences.

Protopopescu, Kwon receive top honors at UT-Battelle’s 2014 Awards Night
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2014 – Vladimir A. Protopopescu of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computational Sciences and Engineering Division has earned the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

ORNL Director Thom Mason presented the award to Protopopescu on Friday, Nov.

ORNL 's Sluder elected SAE International fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – Scott Sluder of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers International.

ORNL's Dean to chair FRIB scientific advisory committee
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – David Jarvis Dean of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been invited to chair the scientific advisory committee for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

ORNL's Varela receives Microscopy Society's Burton Medal
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2014 – Maria Varela, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the Microscopy Society of America's Burton Medal for early career scientists.

Hispanic engineers group recognizes ORNL's Idrobo
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2014 – Juan Carlos Idrobo, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation with the 2014 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for groundbreaking research in scanning transmission electron microscopy of 2D materials.

Emmett receives top national award from Women in Nuclear
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 – Oak Ridge National Laboratory retired researcher Peggy Emmett is the recipient of the 2014 U.S. Women in Nuclear Leadership Award, the organization’s highest honor. The award caps a 51-year distinguished career for Emmett, who was recently recognized at a ceremony in Boston.

ASM International elects ORNL researchers Paranthaman, Pint fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 – The professional society ASM International has elected two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the rank of fellow, as well as a former ORNL researcher.

ORNL wins eight R&D 100s
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 11, 2014—Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year’s top technological innovations.

 

Westinghouse–CASL team wins major computing award for reactor core simulations on Titan
A team representing Westinghouse Electric Company and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), a Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Hub led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has received an International Data Corporation HPC Innovation Excellence Award for applied simulation on Titan, the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, which is managed by the

Urban Design Leader Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
KNOXVILLE— Philip Enquist, partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, has been named the 16th University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is one of the world's leading urban planning, architecture and engineering firms.

Society of Automotive Engineers honors Storey, Wagner, Sluder
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 30, 2014 -- Three researchers from the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received major awards at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.

ORNL’s John Wagner receives E.O. Lawrence Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 16, 2014—Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences.

 

Six area firms receive ORNL small business awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 14, 2014 -- Six East Tennessee firms doing business with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received 2014 ORNL Small Business Impact Awards from the laboratory Friday morning at a meeting of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC).

Bioenergy expert Ragauskas named UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2014 — Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy, has been named a University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.

ORNL's Jack Fellows receives NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2014 -- The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jack D. Fellows for his part in co-founding the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

Christen leads ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
OAK RIDGE, Jan. 9, 2014 -- Hans M. Christen of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named director of ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, one of the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers.

ORNL researchers, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair elected APS fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 8, 2014 – Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a University of Tennessee-ORNL Governor's Chair professor have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).

ORNL's Robert Wagner receives SAE's International Leadership Citation
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2013 – Robert Wagner of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been chosen to receive the 2014 International Leadership Citation from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

ORNL's Bruce Pint elected 2014 NACE fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2013 – Bruce Pint, a research staff member at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a 2014 National Association of Corrosion Engineers fellow.

 

ORNL's Facilities & Operations Directorate receives TCPE commitment award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2013 – The Facilities and Operations Directorate of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named a recipient of a Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Commitment Award.

Van Berkel receives top Science and Technology honor at UT-Battelle’s 2013 Awards Night
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013 – Gary J. Van Berkel of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chemical Sciences Division has earned the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

 
 
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