Call for Applications: ORNL Technology Transfer Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking applications from UT graduate students in science, engineering, and business, including MBA students, for a special program offered by the Technology Transfer department. The deadline to apply is April 15.

Trustees Approve Renaming of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences


The Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to rename a joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory research institute. The Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences is now the Shull Wollan Center—A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, named in honor of two esteemed physicists and pioneers in neutron scattering, Clifford Shull and Ernest Wollan.

Nuclear Engineering Welcomes Noted Expert to Faculty

The Department of Nuclear Engineering welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.

Physicist Helped Discover New Elements Recently Added to Periodic Table


A UT physicist has been instrumental in the discovery of four new super-heavy chemical elements—atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118—recently added to the periodic table. Robert Grzywacz, along with collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed the software used in the equipment that detects the new elements and helps analyze data from the experiments.

UT-ORNL Breakthrough Aims to Improve Tech Gadgets, TVs


Phones, tablets, computers, and even televisions use touchscreen technology, which relies on substances that contain rare and costly elements. Now, thanks to a breakthrough led by UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that problem could soon be in the past.

JICS Helps Initiate Big Data Regional Innovation Hub

Answers to some of the most important problems affecting society are nestled in massive mounds of data awaiting analysis. A new initiative that addresses that challenge was announced Monday, with the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences serving as one of the founding organizations and participants.

UT, ORNL Host Academic-Industry Meeting on National Lab Partnerships

UT, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will host more than 200 university leaders and heads of industry this week at the 21st General Meeting of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership. UIDP21 will be held October 13–16 at the Hilton Downtown Knoxville and the ORNL campus.