Thursday, July 23, 2015
ORNL in the News

Mark Dadmun Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

(Tennessee Today) A UT expert in polymers has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Chemical Society...Dadmun has a joint faculty appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Chemical Science Division. He is founding director of the Soft Materials Research in Tennessee (SMART) Center...7/22

New NSF Award Supports Continued Operations at JICS

(Tennessee Today) The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, a partnership between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received $3 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation to continue to provide advanced computing resources through July 2016...7/21

Who’s on UT-Battelle’s Board of Governors?

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ...Many of the board members are from the “core universities” affiliated with the Oak Ridge lab, and, of course, executives from the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute — partners in managing the Department of Energy lab since 2000...7/20

ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of 'Building Blocks' for Ultrathin Electronics

(Science Newsline) ...Now for the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal....7/22

Science and Technology

How satellites could slow the decline of wildlife

(CS Monitor) Conservation scientists are pursuing collaboration with space agencies in order to monitor wildlife decline on a global scale...7/22

Antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s show glimmers of promise

(Nature) After a string of failed trials, drugs that target protein build-up in the brain appear to slow disease progress...7/22

Energy and Science Policy

HP to Power Texas Data Centers With Wind Energy

(NY Times) ...On Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard announced a 12-year contract to buy 112 megawatts from a wind farm that SunEdison is expanding in Texas. That is enough, HP said, to operate its data centers there, the equivalent of powering 42,600 homes each year...7/21

 

DOE

DOE releases RFP for ORISE contract

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The Department of Energy today released its Request for Proposals for management of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education — a contract currently held by Oak Ridge Associated Universities. ORAU has already stated that it plans to submit a proposal in hopes of keeping the contract...7/22

Department of Energy report examines wind energy’s potential

(Lexology) On May 19, the Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office released a report examining the potential for wind energy to generate electricity in all 50 states...7/16

National Laboratory to Help Small "Green" Businesses

(Lab Manager) ...PNNL will receive approximately $2.7 million of the $20 million DOE is investing in the pilot. The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy's Small Business Voucher Pilot is part of EERE's Lab Impact Initiative, which aims to significantly increase the industrial impact of national laboratories on the U.S. clean energy sector...7/13

Local and State

VW makes 500,000th Passat in Chattanooga

(Chattanooga Times Free Press)...The car, produced in the world's first and only LEED Platinum certified factory in Chattanooga, was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter turbo engine, premium radio and 17 inch alloy 'Sonoma' wheels....7/22