Archived Honors & Awards 2013
- Amit Pandey, has been selected to receive the 2014 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award (Nov. 27, 2013).
- Randy Nanstad was awarded the Distinguished Engineer, on ORNL Awards Night for sustained and major contributions to the broad area of nuclear materials technology, impact in the field of fracture mechanics of light water reactor pressure vessels, and a key role in preserving HFIR as a national scientific resource (Nov. 2013).
- Ryan DeHoff was awarded the Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment, on ORNL Awards Night, for exceptional accomplishments and leadership in developing the additive manufacturing research thrust area at ORNL (Nov. 2013).
- Bruce Pint has been selected as a NACE 2014 International Fellow (Nov. 11, 2013).
- William Peter was awarded the "40 under 40" award, by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal recognized as East Tennessee's ext generation of leaders in business and the community. Honorees will be featured in the magazine's January 2014 issue (Oct.14, 2013).
- Amit Shyam was selected as winner of the 2013 TMS Micrograph Project, Apparatus, System, and Method for Detecting Cracking Within an After Treatment Device, (Sept. 10, 2013).
- Steven J. Zinkle, Nuclear Materials, an authority on the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors, has been named the 13th University of Tennessee-ORNL Governor’s Chair. He was appointed( Oct.1, 2013).
- Amit Naskar, was elected a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Society of the American Carbon Society (Aug. 28, 2013)..
- Edgar Lara-Curzio, was elected to the ACerS Board of Directors, (Aug.19, 2013).
- Nancy Dudney – was elected as Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fellow (Aug, 2013).
- Mikhail Sokolov receives ASTM International Award of Merit for Contributions to Nuclear Technology and Fatigue and Fracture Committees (July 10, 2013).
- Mikhail Sokolov selected as ASTM International Fellow (July 10, 2013).
- ORNL Wins six R&D 100 Awards - ORNL Today, July 7, 2013 - SYMMETRIX HPX-F Nanocomposite Separator for Improved Lithium Ion Battery, was jointly developed by Porous Power Technologies LLC and ORNL. ORNL's participants are David Wood III, Claus Daniel, Wallace Porter, Amit Shyam, Cristian Contescu, Rosa Trejo, Edgar Lara-Curzio, Jane Howe, Harry Meyer III, Jianlin Li, Ralph Dinwiddie, Curt Maxey, Hsin Wang and Beth Armstrong. SYMMETRIX HPX-F addresses market demands by lowering lithium ion battery costs and improving safety through the replacement of polymer separators.
- Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Excellence in Technology Transfer Award winners included, Pulse Thermal Processing, developed by the team of the following scientists and staff: Chad Duty, Craig Blue, Art Clemons, Nancy Dudney, David Harper, Ron Ott, John Rivard, Adrian Sabau, Alex DeTrana, and Stan Farnsworth, Kurt Schroder, and Charlie Munson of NovaCentrix.
- Yutai Katoh elected as an American Ceramic Society (ACS) Fellow.
- Shawn Reeves - awarded the 2013 Outstanding Technologist Award in Physical Sciences from the Microscopy Society of America, for her many contributions as a technician to the Microscopy Group’s successes (Feb. 20, 2013).
- Jim Keiser - received the Engineering Division of TAPPI Award (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) (Aug. 6, 2013).
- Jim Keiser - received the Joseph Wolf Founders-Stowe Woodward Award for Best Corrosion and Materials Engineering Paper from the 2012 conference from the Engineering Division of TAPPI (Aug.6, 2013).
- Hua-Tay Lin – selected to receive the Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers’ Council, nominated by Mrityunjay Singh of the Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center (2013).
- Hua-Tay Lin - received the 2013 Honor Medal of Aurel Stodola by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, for his research activities and significant contributions in sciences on high temperature mechanical behavior of ceramics and composites (2013).
- Karren L. More – received the 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program R&D Award, in recognition of outstanding achievements in leading ORNL's project on Microstructural Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials and in her role as a subcontractor on multiple DOE-funded fuel cell R&D projects (2013).
- Yutai Katoh – was elected as American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Fellow (Mar, 2013).
- Eliot Specht – was elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellow (2013).
- Amit Shyam – nominated to serve on the Board of Review of the newly formed TMS energy-related journal, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E. (2013).
- Peter Blau – was invited to be Co-Editor-in-Chief, for the Elsevier journal named “Wear”. An international journal on the science and technology of friction, lubrication and wear. He is the fifth EIC, succeeding Prof. Ian Hutchings of Cambridge University (2013).
- T. S. Byun – awarded the distinction of Best Reviewer for 2012 from the Journal of Nuclear Materials, for completing a large number of reviews for the Journal in a timely response and being extremely thorough and constructive for the authors (Apr. 11, 2013).
- Lynn Boatner, Joanne Ramey, Hu Longmire – research featured in the 2013 Allied High Tech Products, Inc. March Calendar in the form of a color micrograph (2013).
- Lynn Boatner, Joanne Ramey – research featured on the cover of the textbook: Essentials of Materials Science and Engineering (3rd Edition) by Donald R. Askeland and Wendelin J. Wright (2013).
- Zhenzhen Yu, postdoc – won the TMS Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest in Structural Materials Division, titled, “In-Situ Probing of Microscopic Deformation Kinetics in Advanced High-Strength Steels, at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, TX (2013).
- Xinghua Yu, postdoc – won the Henry Granjon Prize from International Institute of Welding, in Category B – Materials Behavior and Weldability. His paper was based on his PhD research that explains the fundamental mechanisms of drastic improvement in creep resistance Cr-Mo steel welds (2013).
- Lithium-Sulfur Battery research was featured on the inside front cover of a recent issue of Advanced Functional Materials, by a team of ORNL researchers, Chengdu Liang, Zengcai Liu and Wujun Fu (CNMS); and Zhan Lin and Nancy Dudney (MSTD), co-authors (2013).
- Jim King's farewell tune
ORNL Today, July 1, 2013 - Jim King retired at the end of June. The manager of the Reactor Power Systems Program, which produces the iridium clad vent sets for NASA's deep space exploratory spacecraft and Mars rover generators, got a serenade from Materials S&T Division Director Gene Ice at Thursday's retirement party.
- Critical materials hub gets rolling at ORNL
ORNL Today, June 24, 2013 - Ames Laboratory's Alex King, director of the Critical Materials Institute, helped kick off ORNL's involvement in the new DOE innovation hub last Friday at the JICS auditorium. Associate directors Michelle Buchanan, Martin Keller and Jim Roberto joined King in congratulating ORNL staff for their hard work in preparing for and winning the CMI proposal. Brian Sales will serve as deputy of the hub's "Developing Substitutes" focus area.
- ORNL teams help KARM double Dragon Boat total
ORNL Today, June 24, 2013 - Teams from ORNL fielded, or launched, four Hong Kong-style boats in last Saturday's Knoxville Area Rescue Mission Dragon Boat Races at Concord Park.
- Salsa Picante was a division team lead by the Materials S&T Division, led by Gene Ice.
- The Atoms Family was a Chemical Sciences Division team led by Phil Britt.
- The Dragonettes was an all-woman team led by Machelle Sumner.
- The Titan Rods was a team sponsored by the Early Career Professionals group.
- Competition was fierce and thrilling, as evidenced by Salsa Picante's come-from-behind victory in one heat. The 62-boat race raised more than $250,000 for KARM programs and services, doubling last year's total.
- A Brighter Future for Manufacturing, 3-D Printed 1 Layer at a Time
ORNL in the News (Scientific American), May 8, 2013 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory's robotic prosthesis looks like something out of medieval times—a hand clad in chain mail more appropriate for wielding a broadsword than a mug of coffee.
- TS Byun recognized as reviewer of the year
ORNL Today, April 16, 2013 - The Journal of Nuclear Materials has awarded Thak Sang Byun the distinction of Best Reviewer for 2012. Byun is a research staff member of ORNL's Nuclear Materials Science & Technology Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division. Byun's selection is based on a vote of all the journal's editors. He has completed a large number of exemplary reviews for the Journal that were found to be thorough and constructive for the authors.
- Zhang, Specht elected fellows of American Physical Society
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15, 2013 - Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS). Xiaoguang Zhang and Eliot Specht were named APS fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to physics.
- RNL lithium-sulfur battery work featured in AFM
Lithium-sulfur battery research by a team of ORNL researchers was featured on the inside front cover of a recent issue of Advanced Functional Materials. Zhan Lin and Nancy Dudneyare the paper's coauthors.
- Valentino Cooper, received the Early Career Research Program Award, by the U.S. DOE Office of Science, for First Principles Predictions of Phase Stability in Complex Oxides., May 7, 2013.
- Wu Zhou, was awarded Best Materials Applications Paper for Year 2012, "Single Atoms Microscopy," by the journal Microscopy & Microanalysis, for the imaging the structure and identifyng the local chemistry within monolayer graphene using ShaRE's Nion UltraSTEM operated at 50kV, May 6, 2013.
- May 2, 2013, Amit Shyam has been nominated as member of the Board of Review for the new TMS journal Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E.
- 3,000 inventions and counting
ORNL Today, Feb. 25, 2013 - Invention Disclosure No. ID-3000, titled, "Rapid Electro-Magnetic Heating of Nozzle in Fused Deposition Modeling," was submitted by Vlastimil Kunc, Orlando Rios, Lonnie Love and Chad Duty on Jan. 23.
- Pulse Thermal Processing, forest monitoring system win FLC awards
ORNL Today, Feb. 25, 2013 - ORNL technologies are among winners of the 2013 national and the southeast region Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards. Awards were given in Excellence of Technology Transfer and for Interagency Partnerships.
- Reeves wins microscopy society's outstanding technologist award
ORNL Today, Feb. 25, 2013 - Shawn Reeves of the Materials S&T Division's Microscopy group has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Technologist Award in Physical Sciences from the Microscopy Society of America.
- New material promises better solar cells
ORNL in the News (PhysOrg), Feb. 13, 2013 - Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell...The team from TU Vienna was assisted by Satoshi Okamoto.
- ZnO grown at ORNL on textbook cover
ORNL Today, Feb. 11, 2013 - The research work of Lynn Boatner and Joanne Ramey of the Materials Science and Technology Division is to be set in stone, or crystal rather, on the cover of the textbook, Essentials of Materials and Engineering (Third Edition), by Donald R. Askeland and Wendelin J. Wright.
- Hua-Tay Lin honored by Engineers' Council
ORNL Today, Jan. 4, 2013 - Hua-Tay Lin has been selected to receive the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers' Council.
- Daniel and Preston receive "40 under 40" awards
ORNL Today, Jan. 9, 2013 - ORNL's Claus Daniel was selected by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal as two of 2012's "40 under 40" award winner. The 40 winners were selected "for their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact in shaping our region and making it a better place."