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2014 ORNL Press Releases

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Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 – Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2014—New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and magnetism.

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.

Five ORNL scientists rated among world’s most influential
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., August 1, 2014 – Five Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory physicists, including Deputy for Science and Technology Ramamoorthy Ramesh, have been named by Thomson Reuters as some of the best and brightest of our time.

ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 24, 2014—A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties.

ORNL, UTGSM study compares structures of Huntington’s disease protein
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 16, 2014—Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington’s disease.

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.

UT Coach Donnie Tyndall kicks off ORNL United Way campaign
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 8, 2014 New University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall kicked off Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s United Way campaign, telling Lab employees that United Way enables people to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient.

 

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

Moore named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 -- David Moore has been named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy. The museum, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy, showcases the history of the Manhattan Project and the current scientific, energy and national security missions carried out by DOE facilities in Oak Ridge.

ORNL researchers Simpson, Snead, Tuskan named Corporate Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 24, 2014 — Michael L. Simpson, Lance L. Snead and Gerald A. Tuskan have been named Corporate Fellows of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches Imaging Institute
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 2014—The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials to accelerate discovery, design and deployment of new materials.

ORNL awarded two Energy Frontier Research Centers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 20, 2014—Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced this week by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

Knoxville startup Fiveworx licenses ORNL energy analysis tool
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 4, 2014—Knoxville-based Fiveworx has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that will help consumers reduce their utility bills by analyzing their home energy usage.

Novel ORNL technique enables air-stable water droplet networks
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 13, 2014—A simple new technique to form interlocking beads of water in ambient conditions could prove valuable for applications in biological sensing, membrane research and harvesting water from fog.

 

ORNL hosting Nuclear Energy Institute ‘fact-finding’ visit
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 13, 2014 – Some of the nation’s foremost authorities on nuclear energy will be at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wednesday and Thursday for a Nuclear Energy Institute industry fact-finding mission.

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.

Oak Ridge senior Andrew Skipper earns UT-Battelle Scholarship
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 7, 2014 - Andrew Skipper, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is the recipient of the 2014 UT-Battelle Scholarship to the University of Tennessee.

ORNL paper examines clues for superconductivity in an iron-based material
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 5, 2014 – For the first time, scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of superconductivity.

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.

‘Double-duty’ electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 24, 2014 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.

Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 23, 2014—Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why.

 
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