ORNL News

Secretary of Commerce Visits UT Partner IACMI

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The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, visited the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Thursday as part of a two-day tour of the institutes that make up the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

Wirth Receives Top DOE Honor, Credits UT-ORNL Partnership

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The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.

Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage

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Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.

UT, ORNL Team Up in Possible Spintronics Advancement

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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.

Interns Gain Skills, Experience from Summer at ORNL

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The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory featured Chris Martin, a sophomore in computer science, who served as an intern at the lab this past summer. Students in assorted disciplines come to ORNL from across the nation to do everything from helping develop nuclear nonproliferation policy to performing hands-on climate research.

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Research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

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Suresh Babu, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, was quoted in an article in R & D Magazine about  a new additive manufacturing method developed at ORNL that controls the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes. “We’re using well established metallurgical phenomena, but we’ve never been able to

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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.