Monday, December 7, 2015
ORNL in the News

Johney Green Jr.ORNL’s Green elected fellow of SAE International

(Oak Ridge Today) Johney Green Jr., director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of SAE International, the professional society of automotive engineers, a press release said...12/6

Hyperion Winners
2015 Software/Services R&D 100 Award Winner

(R&D Magazine) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Hyperion: Automated Behavior Computation for Compiled Software is a semantics-based technology that computes software and malware behavior with mathematical precision at machine speeds to help deny adversaries access to the nation’s computer systems. Hyperion provides two unique capabilities...12/4

Cobra in ParisORNL in Paris

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s 3D-printed Shelby Cobra was on this display this week in Paris as part of the international technology showcase associated with the UN Climate Conference known as COP-21...12/4

2015 R&D 100 Market Disruptor Service Award: Silver Award

(R&D Magazine) Our Silver Winner for the Market Disruptor Service R&D 100 Special Recognition Award is Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Infrared Nondestructive Weld Examination System. Welding is an essential technology in autobody structure assembly...12/3

Virtually Perfect Graphene is Game-Changing for Electronics Industry

(Controlled Environments)... “Imagine batteries, capacitors, solar cells, video screens, and fuel cells as thin as a piece of paper,” says ORNL’s Yijing Stehle, postdoctoral associate and lead author of a paper published in Chemistry of Materials. She and colleagues are also working on a graphene hexagonal boron 2D capacitor and fuel cell prototype that are not only “super thin” but also transparent...12/2

Science and Technology

New way to make yeast hybrids may inspire new brews, biofuels

(Science Daily) Thanks to a new method for making interspecies yeast hybrids in the lab, the makers of beer, wine, biofuels and other products that depend on yeasts may soon have many more strains of the microorganism to work with...12/4

Energy and Science Policy

President Signs National Defense Bill Backing Science Research and Collaboration

(AIP) ...The law includes a number of provisions supporting scientific research and collaboration at the Departments of Defense and Energy, including an easing of conference travel restrictions on federal scientists and engineers....12/4


Y-12 AsphaltY‑12 recycles asphalt from UPF site to fix, pave rough roads

(Oak Ridge Today) Some 23,000 tons of asphalt removed during work this summer at the site of the proposed Uranium Processing Facility has been put to use throughout the Y-12 National Security Complex, officials said...12/5

Aiken Standard files FOIA to view Part 2 of MOX study

(Aiken Standard) The Aiken Standard filed a Freedom of Information request Thursday seeking Part 2 of a study that looks at alternatives to the nation’s MOX project...12/6

Local and State

Oak Ridge-based General Graphene $8.7M closer to proof of concept

(Oak Ridge Today) Vig Sherrill's Oak Ridge startup, General Graphene, licensed from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Texas in 2014 the technology to manufacture the advanced material in an affordable manner that would widen its use in everyday products...12/7

CVMR still hopes to build $300M metal refinery, but R&D center on hold

(Oak Ridge Today) Seeking to clarify its plans, CVMR on Friday said it still hopes to build a metal refining facility in Oak Ridge to produce metal powders and “nano materials.” That investment, to be completed in three phases, could cost more than $300 million in the first phase and eventually employ 1,200 to 1,500 engineers and technicians, the company said Friday...12/4

Data breaches hit TVA workers and more business news from around the Chattanooga area

(Chattanooga Times Free Press) Nearly 1,800 TVA employees are getting new TVA-issued credit cards after they victims of a security breach involving the Hilton hotels franchise. TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said the breach involved employees who used TVA-issued credit cards for travel at certain Hilton hotels where hackers got data from thousands of credit cards...12/5