Oak Ridge National Laboratory News

White House Picks UT to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute


On January 9, President Barack Obama announced that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, IACMI joins four other institutes backed by the Obama administration in a recent push to accelerate advanced manufacturing.

UT, ORNL Team Up in Possible Spintronics Advancement


The study of the properties of boundaries between different materials—something that could one day change the world of electronics—is getting a boost from research being done by scientists in UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

College of Engineering, ORNL Team Up For Manufacturing Day

The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.

This Week’s Science Forum to Look at Alternative Transportation Issues

This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at alternative transportation energy sources and innovations. Claus Daniel, deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will talk on “Electrification of Transportation: Cost and Opportunities.” His discussion begins at noon on Friday, September 19, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Journal Highlights UT Lab, ORNL Connections

The journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research includes a story highlighting the work of several members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and UT’s relationship with ORNL.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Hires More Than Sixty Engineering Interns


For more than seven decades, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have forged special connections in a number of key areas, perhaps none stronger than the personnel that the two share. That particular bond was on display recently when members of UT’s Office of Professional Practice visited the facilities at ORNL, meeting more than sixty engineering students involved in summer internships at the lab.

Oak Ridge Today: Urban design leader named newest UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

The new UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair,  Philip Enquist, has been featured in the Oak Ridge Today online newspaper. He is partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The firm is one of the world’s leading urban planning, architecture, and engineering firms. Read the

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