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  • Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 - (Amit Naskar) 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.
  • Five ORNL scientists rated among world's most influential
    (ORNL in the News) Aug. 4, 2014 - Five 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. Joining Ramesh as the world’s most influential scientific minds of 2014 are Michael McGuire, Brian Sales, Athena Safa-Sefat, and David Singh. While McGuire and Sefat are relatively early in their careers, Ramesh, Sales, and Singh are established leaders...8/1

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  • Materials - Less costly carbon fiber
    June 03, 2014 - A newly patented system that uses microwave energy could greatly reduce the cost of producing carbon fiber from polymer precursors while cutting the amount of effluent gases. The technology, invented by a team that includes Felix Paulauskas of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, consists of an elongated atmosphere-controlled chamber in which the material undergoes complete carbonization.

 

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What problem are you working on?

  • Athena Safa-Sefat - Superconductors - published on Apr 21, 2014 - Athena Safa Sefat explains how scientists are improving the superconductivity of materials and eliminating wasted energy.

  • Valentino Cooper - Complex Materials - published on Apr 17, 2014 - Valentino Cooper uses some of the world's most powerful computing to understand how materials work at subatomic levels, studying breakthroughs such as piezoelectrics, which convert mechanical stress to electrical energy.
  • Science Saturday Resources - Jan. 18, 2014 - High Temp Superconductors: Wanna Levitate? - Team: Amit Goyal, Thomas Maier, and Athena Safa-Sefat, Michael Coffey, Gene Ice. Master Teacher: Frank Wood, Oak Ridge High School

 

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ORNL Awards Night 2007

LABORATORY OPERATIONS -

Administrative Support (Nonexempt)

  • Winner: Brenda Darlene Hickman
  • Citation: For exceptional management of Division vehicles that resulted in significant cost reduction to MSTD, fuel savings, and a safer, newer fleet
       

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -

Director's Award

  • Winner: Vinod Sikka
  • Citation: For Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology

Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment

  • Winner: Jeremy T. Busby
  • Citation: For excellence in engineering materials research leading to (1) timely identification of irradiation-induced segregation and phase instabilities in candidate structural refractory alloys for critical application to the DOE Space Reactor Program, and (2) development of high performance cast stainless steel for critical application to the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER)

Excellence in Technology Transfer

  • Winners: Philip Maziasz (4 team members), Neal D. Evans, D. Ray Johnson, John P. Shingledecker
  • Citation: For commercializing the new heat-resistant CF8C-Plus Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel for high-temperature diesel engine and gas-turbine component applications

Inventor of the Year

  • Winner: Vinod K. Sikka
  • Citation: For sound, commerically viable invention in a broad field of materials development and processing methods

Distinguished Scientist

  • Winner: Brian C. Sales
  • Citation: For sustained contributions in condensed matter and materials physics, especially in the areas of intermediate valence compounds, nuclear waste forms, and advanced thermoelectric materials