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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 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.