ORNL lands two EFRCs: one renewed, one new

ORNL Today, June 23, 2014 - ORNL has two of 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers announced Wednesday, June 25, 2014, by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. DOE awarded a total of $100 million to 32 EFRC projects to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.

A new award went to the Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) Center, led by Yanwen Zhang in the Materials S&T Division.

EDDE, which is one of 10 new EFRCs, will work to develop a fundamental understanding of energy dissipation mechanisms to control defect evolution in structural alloys in a radiation environment. Collaborators are Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Michigan and the University of Tennessee. EDDE will receive $14.8 million over four years.