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  • 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
  • National lab: New oil additive saves 2% on gas - USA Today, July 28, 2014 (Jun Qu) - Nestled in the rolling Tennessee hills and forests, the secretive lab that developed power for the Manhattan Project is working to change the auto industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign fuel.
  • Vehicle Technologies Office cites Davis, Qu, Wereszczak, ORNL Today, July 7, 2014 - Three ORNL researchers recently received honors from the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office for their sustainable transportation work. ETSD's Stacy Davis received a DOE VTO Special Recognition Award for providing consistently high-quality data in the Transportation Energy Data Book, the Vehicle Technologies Market Report, and the Vehicle Technologies Fact of the Week. MSTD's Jun Qu and Andy Wereszczak received VTO R&D Awards. Qu was honored for developing ionic liquids as novel engine lubricants, and Wereszczak received recognition for his cross-cutting research in materials and power electronics.

Awards & Honors

  • Varela receives Microscopy Society's Burton Medal - ORNL Today, August 13, 2014 - Maria Varela, a researcher in the Materials S&T Division's Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy group,, has received the Microscopy Society of America's Burton Medal for early career scientists.
  • Hispanic Engineers recognize Idrobo (ORNL Today Aug. 4, 2014) (Knoxblogs.com)- Juan Carlos Idrobo has been recognized by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corp. with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award for groundbreaking research in scanning transmission electron microscopy of 2D materials. Juan Carlos works in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences' Microscopy group.
  • ASM International elects Pint fellow (ORNL Today Aug. 4, 2014) - Bruce Pint was cited for "groundbreaking contributions to the fundamental knowledge of high temperature oxidation mechanisms in alloys and coatings, and for contributions to heat resistant alloy design and development through the incorporation of minor elements to control and improve high temperature stability and overall oxidation resistance." Bruce, who is deputy program manager of the ORNL Fossil Energy Materials program, is also a fellow of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 technical publications and has been cited over 5,000 times.
  • 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. Ionic Liquid Anti-wear Additives for Fuel-efficient Engine Lubricantswas developed by ORNL, General Motors Research and Development Center, Shell Global Solutions and Lubrizol Corp. ORNL principal investigators were Jun Qu, Huimin Luo, Sheng Dai, Peter Blau, Todd Toops, Brian West and Bruce Bunting; and Super-hydro-tunable HiPAS Membraneswere developed by ORNL. Inventors were Michael Hu, Matthew Sturgeon, Ramesh Bhave, Brian Bischoff, Tolga Aytug and Tim Theiss.

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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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  • 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 2009

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -

Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment

  • Winner: Claus Daniel
  • Citation: For catalyzing, through technical insights, strategic vision, and team building, research at ORNL in energy storage and for laying the groundwork for substantial funding increases by articulating specialized
    and unique battery research and development.  

Scientific Research

  • Winners: David G. Mandrus, Andrew D. Christianson*, Olivier A. Delaire*, Mao-Hua Du, Mark D. Lumsden*, Michael A. McGuire, Stephen E. Nagler*, Brian C. Sales, Athena Safa-Sefat, David J. Singh
    *Neutron Scattering Science Division

  • Citation: For moving quickly, comprehensively, and expertly to study the properties of a new family of high-temperature superconductors (layered FeAs) and, in so doing, establishing a clear world leadership position for ORNL


 Distinguished Engineer

  • Winner: Gerard M. Ludtka
  • Citation: For visionary and pioneering work demonstrating thermomagnetic processing as a new and enabling synthesis, catalysis, and processing approach to customize microstructure and properties at the atomistic- through- macroscopic scales

 

LABORATORY OPERATIONS -

Secretarial Support

  • Winner: Ann R. Strange
  • Citation: For expert contributions to the preparation of a successful $19 million BES proposal, for organizing five international meetings, and for exemplary support of the nation's largest BES-supported materials theory program.