Sergei Kalinin was awarded the Burton Medal by the Microscopy Society of America. The award was initiated "to honor the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis of a scientist who is less than 40 years of age."
Daniel Bardayan was awarded an Early Career Research Program grant by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Melissa Voss Lapsa, Teresa Baer and ORNL's Sustainable Campus Team received the 2010 Federal Energy & Water Management Award, as well as Estar awards, from the Department of Energy for their work on the Sustainable Campus Initiative.
Tim Pennycook was presented with the MSA Presidential Scholar Award by the Microscopy Society of America.
David Joy received the Peter Duncumb Award for Excellence in Microanalysis from the Microbeam Analysis Society. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of microanalysis through technical accomplishment, leadership, and educational and professional activities.
Sergei Kalinin, Stephen Jesse and research partner Asylum Research received an MT 10 Award from Microscopy Today magazine for the development of band excitation, a scanning probe microscopy technology. MT-10 Awards recognize the best new products and methods across the entire field of microscopy.
Bill Valdez, Kathy Collins, Keith Joy, Jerome Hicks and Cassandra Stuart received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence from the U.S. Small Business Administration. ORNL is the first Office of Science laboratory to earn this distinction.
ORNL's Facilities and Operations Directorate received the 2010 Commitment Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence for its efforts to improve efficiency, security and safety.