Thursday, March 5, 2015
ORNL in the News

Bredesen Center offers student research at ORNL

(The Daily Beacon) What do you get when you combine the academic interests of UT and the research capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory? The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education...3/4

Research partnership explores how to best harness solar-power

(PhysOrg) A University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger, lighter, more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium technology on the market...The partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, is exploring how to improve the performance of carbon-based synthetic polymers, with the ultimate goal of making them commercially competitive...3/2

Mobile UC Gains Momentum

(FedTech) ...“In most cases, it doesn’t make sense to buy a separate device for work,” says Travis Howerton, deputy director of the IT Services Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which has a BYOD policy. “Employees don’t want to carry two.”...2/24

The Making of a Geochemist: Q&A with Andrew Stack

(Newswise) Scientists who bridge disciplines often take research in new directions. Andrew Stack of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology, chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground...3/4

APLAIR, ORNL To Commercialize Novel Weld Inspection Technology

(World Industrial Reporter) Tennessee-based APLAIR Manufacturing Systems and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have joined forces to commercialize ORNL’s weld inspection technology...3/4

Science and Technology

Researchers Report Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer

(NY Times) Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Google reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature that they had made a significant advance that brings them a step closer to developing a quantum computer...3/4



Energy and Science Policy

Signs of a Breakthrough: House Science Committee Hearing on NSF Grant Making Policies and Procedures

(AIP) A 14-minute exchange between National Science Foundation Director France Cordova, National Science Board Chairman Dan Arvizu, the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and a subcommittee Ranking Member indicates that the lengthy impasse between key members of the committee and the foundation regarding its grant making policies and procedures apparently has been broken...3/4


DOE names 4 to Oak Ridge advisory board

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The U.S. Department of Energy has named four new members — Leon Baker, Richard Burroughs, Terri Likens and Ed Trujillo — to its environmental advisory board in Oak Ridge...3/4

NNSA says it is preparing Supplement Analysis at Y-12

(Knoxville News Sentinel) In response to questions, National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Steven Wyatt said the agency is “in the process” of preparing a Supplement Analysis for Y-12’s Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement...3/4

U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Issues Solicitation to Address the Energy-Water Nexus

( Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $12.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use...3/4

Local and State

Memphis team wins Tennessee Science Bowl

(Knoxville News Sentence) A team from the Lausanne Collegiate School of Memphis won top honors at the Tennessee Science Bowl, which was held this past weekend in Maryville...3/3

Royal Academy of Engineering Selects Paddison For Fellowship

(Tennessee Today) The United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering recently awarded Stephen J. Paddison, the Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering at UT, a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship...3/4

UT Research: Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

(Tennessee Today) ...A new paper authored by UT professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect...3/2