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Archived News Releases for 2014

  1. Vertimass licenses ORNL biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 6, 2014 — Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels.
  2. ORNL microscopy system delivers real-time view of battery electrochemistry
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2014 — Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution.
  3. ORNL microscopy system delivers real-time view of battery electrochemistry, Feb. 19, 2014 (PhysOrg) Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution.
  4. George Pharr elected to National Academy of Engineering, Feb. 10, 2014 (ORNL News Releases) George M. Pharr, a University of Tennessee professor and UT-ORNL joint faculty researcher in the Materials S&T Division, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering "for development of methods for determining mechanical properties of materials by nanoindentation."
  5. ORNL study advances quest for better superconducting materials
    Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors.
  6. Unocic serves on TMS Women in Science Committee- Jan. 27, 2014 (ORNL Today) Kinga Unocic has been elected vice-chair of the Women in Science Committee of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Kinga works in the Materials S&T Division's Novel Materials & Mechanisms group.
  7. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Names 2014 Society Award Winners - Jan. 22, 2014 (Newswise) AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award: Awarded to an author(s) of a paper or series of closely related papers, which represents the most notable contribution to metallurgical science during the period under review. Neal Evans, University of Tennessee Philip J. Maziasz...1/21.
  8. Bill Peter, Associate Division Director, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Jan. 4, 2014, (Knoxville News Sentinel) Bill Peter gets to show off these days the work underway at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that he believes can change the future of manufacturing.
  9. Peter featured in 'Forty under Forty' - Jan. 3, 2014, this year's ORNL delegates to the Knoxville News Sentinel's Forty under Forty list of young leaders in the area.The News Sentinel on-line version has Bill's article here.
  10. Zinkle Named American Physical Society Fellow - Jan. 3, 2014, Tennessee Today) Steven Zinkle, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Nuclear Materials, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Zinkle was named for his significant contributions to the fundamental understanding of radiation effects in metallic and ceramic materials...1/3.
  11. Hans Christen named CNMS director - Jan. 3, 2014 - Hans M. Christen has been named director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, effective Jan. 1. Hans joined ORNL in 2000 and led the Thin Films and Nanostructures group from 2006 to 2013. In 2013, he became associate director within the Materials Science & Technology Division and has managed the DOE Materials Sciences & Engineering Program since 2011.