Archived News Releases for 2008
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UT-Battelle-funded children's home opens in India
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 31, 2008 About 60 needy children in Trivandrum, India have received a very special Christmas gift: a new home.
Gift of lab equipment fosters fun and learning in the classroom
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 23, 2008 Physics and chemistry classes at Roane County High School recently received new lab equipment that makes learning a lot more fun, thanks to a $10,000 corporate donation from UT-Battelle.
2009 DOE INCITE projects allocated at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2008 In 2009, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will make nearly 470 million processor hours available on Jaguar, its Cray XT supercomputer, under the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, program.
Physics society honors six from ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2008 This year's newly elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) include six research scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Seven companies selected for ORNL mentor protege program
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2008 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2008 - Seven companies have been selected to participate in the mentor protégé program sponsored by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT-Battelle aids Norris school's fire recovery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2008 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2008 -- UT-Battelle has chipped in to help Norris Elementary School recover from a fire that destroyed its new science facility.
Ninth Tennessee LEGO Tournament is this weekend
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2008 Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville hosts 51 middle school teams Saturday during the Ninth Annual FIRST LEGO League Tennessee State Tournament, where students take designed and programmed robots that include LEGOS to perform required tasks on a table.
ORNL to move "Mouse House" research
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2008 Following more than six decades of developing a unique population of mice to study human diseases, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is moving its colony of 8,000 mice known as the Collaborative Cross to the University of North Carolina.
ORNL's Smith, DOE's Brown winners of Muddy Boot Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2008 Jeff Smith, deputy director of operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Robert Brown, deputy manager for the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office, are the 2008 recipients of the Muddy Boot Award.
ORNL director earns honor from McMaster University
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 25, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason is the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Sciences from McMaster University in Canada.
DOE, TVA partners in groundbreaking energy efficiency project
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2008 Three houses under construction in East Tennessee carry the story of "The Three Little Pigs" to an entirely new level and will become a model for the nation when it comes to determining energy efficiency.
ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2008 A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application.
Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2008 A Cray XT high-performance computing system at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the world's fastest supercomputer for science. The annual ranking of the world's top 500 computers (www.top500.org) will be released Tuesday in Austin at an annual international supercomputing conference.
Singh honored as ORNL's 2008 top scientist
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2008 David Singh of the Materials Science and Technology Division in the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the UT-Battelle Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology during UT-Battelle's Awards Night held Friday at the Knoxville Convention Center.
DOE science competition at Oak Ridge National Laboratory names student winners
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2008 Six top national science students, including one grand prize winner, were awarded Monday at the U.S. Department of Energy's inaugural Science and Energy Research Challenge (SERCh) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Audio Spot: Army general speaks about appreciation for freedom
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2008 U.S. Army Brig, Gen. Gina Farrisee told a Veterans Day audience at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that Veterans working in business organizations strengthen those establishments.
DOE's Oak Ridge Supercomputer Now World's Fastest for Open Science
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2008 The latest upgrade to the Cray XT Jaguar supercomputer at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has increased the system's computing power to a peak 1.64 "petaflops," or quadrillion mathematical calculations per second, making Jaguar the world's first petaflop system dedicated to open research. Scientists have already used the newly upgraded Jaguar to complete an unprecedented superconductivity calculation that achieved a sustained performance of more than 1.3 petaflops.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory to host DOE student competition
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the inaugural Science & Energy Research Challenge (SERCh), Nov. 9-10, 2008, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is partnering with Oak Ridge Associated Universities to host the event.
ORNL employees recognized for workplace safety
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2008 The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory recognized its safest fiscal year in its history Thursday with a ceremony during the lab's annual Fall Festival.
Knoxville designated Solar American City
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2008 Knoxville, Tenn., has been designated a Solar American City with $450,000 worth of Department of Energy grants, committing the city to wide deployment of solar powered electricity.
ORNL scientists develop high-performance steel for possible use in ITER fusion project
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2008 Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. ITER Project Office, which is housed at ORNL, have developed a new cast stainless steel that is 70 percent stronger than comparable steels and is being evaluated for use in the huge shield modules required by the ITER fusion device.
ORNL nano technologies big winners in DOE call
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 Eight Oak Ridge National Laboratory nanomanufacturing technologies have won $8.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program.
DOE, ORNL helping industry use less energy
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 Four Oak Ridge National Laboratory technologies to improve energy efficiency in industry have won funding from the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program.
ORNL powers up alternative transport to save energy
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory aims to replace gas-guzzling four wheelers with calorie-burning two wheelers. Thanks to a new program, bicycles may soon be the preferred mode of transport for employees looking for an alternative to driving or walking from one lab building to another.
Coffee table book features history of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 Every picture tells a story, especially when the pictures are of the people and places that are the foundation of almost 70 years of history at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL, Georgetown University Medical Center sign research agreement
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 Georgetown University Medical Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have announced a unique research agreement that will combine molecular and clinical data collected at Georgetown with supercomputing capabilities that will allow the organizations to better understand vast quantities of collected information and data.
Audio Spot: Ground broken for state bioenergy refinery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2008 Ground was broken Tuesday in Monroe County for a new refinery to make ethanol from switch grass in a pilot project that includes the University of Tennessee and the state of Tennessee.
Spallation Neutron Source sends first neutrons to 'Big Bang' beam line
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2008 New analytical tools coming on line at the Spallation Neutron Source, the Department of Energy's state-of-the-art neutron science facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include a beam line dedicated to nuclear physics studies.
ORNL breaks $1 million mark for United Way
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2008 Officials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced today that one of East Tennessee's largest United Way campaigns has topped $1 million.
UT Battelle brings students closer to science in four counties
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2008 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct 1, 2008 -- Students in Morgan, Roane, Scott and Sevier counties are getting new lab equipment for their science classrooms, thanks to a $47,500 gift from UT-Battelle.
Truck give-away drives safety to record at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 30, 2008 An Oak Ridge National Laboratory employee went home with a new truck because craft worker injuries at the Lab are at an all-time low.
ORNL, Schaad, DOE and TVA team up for zero-energy home initiative
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 26, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's goal of a zero-energy household took a major step toward becoming a reality today with the formation of the Zero Energy Building Research Alliance, or ZEBRAlliance.
CO2 emissions booming, shifting east, researchers report
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 24, 2008 Despite widespread concern about climate change, annual carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and manufacturing cement have grown 38 percent since 1992, from 6.1 billion metric tons of carbon to 8.5 billion metric tons in 2007.
Audio Spot: ORNL engineer studying Texas construction damage
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 18, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center engineer Andre Desjarlais is part of a team of national roofing experts sent to Texas, studying construction damage from Hurricane Ike.
Oak Ridge High School student contributes to ORNL alternative energy research
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 11, 2008 Oak Ridge High School student Nadya Ally interned at ORNL this summer as a participant in the Science, Engineering, Communications and Mathematics Enrichment (SECME) High School Program.
Miller named TMS fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Mike Miller has been elected a fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) for his leadership in developing and utilizing the atom probe tomography a process that characterizes the composition of materials.
Scraps of ORNL history now downtown
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory's history room recently donated a scrapbook from the lab's earliest days to the Oak Ridge Public Library.
Audio Spot: Alexander speaks at National Science and Technology at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2008 Sen. Lamar Alexander told a National Science and Technology Summit audience in Oak Ridge that scientists need to try to solve some new energy challenges in addition to the older ones already being taken on.
Summitt encourages ORNL employees to back United Way
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2008 Speaking to hundreds of UT-Battelle employees at a United Way campaign rally, University of Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Coach Pat Summitt said she has used United Way to motivate her team in ways that go beyond winning on the basketball court - even for a national champion.
Audio Spot: ORNL may assist Volkswagen with new plant set-up
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 31, 2008 Automotive technology capabilities at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are credited with helping nearby Chattanooga, Tenn., land the new Volkswagen Plant.
Audio Spot: Appalachian Regional Commission students, teachers at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 31, 2008 Forty-two students and 19 teachers from high schools in areas covered by the 13-state Appalachian Regional Commission recently spent two weeks learning about science opportunities at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL researchers analyze material with 'colossal ionic conductivity'
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 31, 2008 A new material characterized at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could open a pathway toward more efficient fuel cells.
Revolutionary green technology bus has DOE roots
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 28, 2008 Insight from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, commitment from two Michigan companies and funding from the Department of Energy have led to the commercialization of a lightweight urban transit bus with double the fuel efficiency of conventional hybrid buses.
Audio Spot: UT-Battelle corporate fellow suggests fuel savings to Congress
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 24, 2008 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow David Greene told a U.S. Senate committee drivers can determine a more accurate fuel mileage by the way they drive while not relying so much on Environmental Protection Agency numbers assigned their particular model.
Bass, Daw, Goyal named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 21, 2008 Three researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows. B. Richard Bass, C. Stuart Daw and Amit Goyal are recognized for sustained outstanding achievements in their scientific and technical fields.
ORNL program manager honored for helping small businesses
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 2, 2008 Keith Joy, Small Business Program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, recently has been named the Management and Operating (M&O) Program Manager of the Year by the Department of Energy.
ORNL researchers win six R&D 100 awards (2008)
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 1, 2008 Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have won six R&D 100 Awards for innovative technologies in areas ranging from national security to the advanced materials industry.
Oak Ridge pegged for national ecological network
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 26, 2008 Dozens of instruments to be deployed on the Oak Ridge Reservation and other sites around the nation will provide valuable information related to climate change, biodiversity and invasive species, infectious diseases and other areas of interest.
Audio Spot: ETSU Governor's School visits ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 26, 2008 Thirty high school students attending East Tennessee State University's five-week Governor's School for Mathematics and Biology got a vision of possible career opportunities during a recent visit to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL demonstrates super-sensitive explosives detector
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 25, 2008 Using a laser and a device that converts reflected light into sound, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can detect explosives at distances exceeding 20 yards.
New ORNL process brings nanoparticles into focus
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 2008 Scientists can study the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials on cells within the body with greater resolution than ever because of a procedure developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT-Battelle donates $100,000 to Roane State Campaign
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 17, 2008 UT-Battelle has announced a $100,000 gift to help build new laboratories at Roane State Community College's Oak Ridge campus. The gift is part of the college's fundraising campaign to build new classrooms and science laboratories.
Oak Ridge National Lab wins White House pollution prevention award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 16, 2008 The Green Transportation Initiative at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received a White House Closing the Circle Award, recognizing outstanding federal environmental stewardship practices.
Audio Spot: New medicine therapeutics company is spinout from ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 10, 2008 A Company, NellOne Therapeutics, has been formed through Battelle Ventures to research the potential for a new therapy that could help heart patients, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Cymbeline Culiat.
ORNL, General Electric collaborate on super efficient electric water heater
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 5, 2008 The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and General Electric have collaborated to finalize, test and market the first product from a major brand to meet DOE's new Energy Star criteria for electric heat pump water heaters.
Audio Spot: New superconductor receives ORNL neutron analysis
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 4, 2008 Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), a Department of Energy neutron science facility, have analyzed a newly discovered material with superconducting properties at relatively high temperatures.
GE Energy to market SNS-developed detector electronics system
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 3, 2008 GE Energy, manufacturer of Reuter Stokes radiation detection equipment, has signed a technology transfer agreement to market the electronics and software associated with the SNS 8Pack neutron detector system, an award-winning design for a system of sensitive neutron detectors developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New titanium manufacturing process saves energy, helps protect troops
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 20, 2008 Whether for stopping cars or bullets, titanium is the material of choice, but it has always been too expensive for all but the most specialized applications.
Jaguar upgrade brings ORNL closer to petascale computing
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 15, 2008 Upgrades to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer have more than doubled its performance, increasing the system's ability to deliver far-reaching advances in climate studies, energy research, and a wide range of sciences.
Alexander calls for new Manhattan Project on energy
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 9, 2008 U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory audience the nation needs to embark on a five-year 21st century Manhattan Project toward national clean energy independence.
'Fit Friendly' ORNL employees recognized
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 7, 2008 Employees of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their efforts to keep fit.
Cyber security experts convening at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 1, 2008 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 1, 2008 - Cyber security will be in the spotlight as more than 100 researchers, professionals and educators from around the nation gather at Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 12-14 for the Fourth Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop.
Audio Spot: Energy -- Rubber hits the road…
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 1, 2008 Tractor-trailers operating with single wider tires recorded improved fuel efficiency numbers between 7.2 and 10 percent when compared to rigs operating on standard sized dual tires.
Team UT-Battelle to help build Anderson Habitat house
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 28, 2008 A crew of volunteers from Team UT-Battelle gathered this weekend to begin construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in Clinton's Hickory Ridge Subdivision.
ORHS student Katie Sloop receives UT-Battelle Scholarship
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 24, 2008 Katharine Michelle Sloop, an Oak Ridge High School student who already sports an impressive portfolio of scientific research, is this year's UT-Battelle Scholarship winner.
Crop management strategies key to a healthy Gulf, planet
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 21, 2008 Improved management of crops and perennials could go a long way toward alleviating the problem of hypoxia, which claims thousands of fish, shrimp and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico each spring.
ORNL earns Heart Association fitness designation
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 17, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the first East Tennessee organization to earn the Fit Friendly Award from the American Heart Association.
ORNL team wins DOE Secretary's Achievement Honor Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 14, 2008 Gilbert G. Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the inaugural James R. Schlesinger Award from Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory honors Small Businesses
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 11, 2008 Seven local and national small businesses have been recognized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for their work efforts and support of the laboratory's mission and operations.
UT Wins $65M National Science Foundation Supercomputing Grant For Next-Generation Computing System
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2008 The University of Tennessee has entered the ranks of the nation's elite in using supercomputing to solve the most significant scientific questions facing humanity. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $65 million to UT to build and operate one of the world's most powerful supercomputers and lead a nationwide partnership to put it to use.
New UT supercomputer to be installed at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2008 A $65 million National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the University of Tennessee for construction of a second high-speed supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Directors named for two new ORNL divisions
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 28, 2008 Directors of two new divisions have been named at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Nature walks and research area tours planned for spring 2008
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 28, 2008 Four different areas of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) are featured in this spring's series of five nature walks.
Trash Bash cleans up roadside near ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 28, 2008 A group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees working through the volunteer service organization Team UT-Battelle recently spent two hours cleaning up along a roadway near the laboratory during the semiannual Trash Bash event.
ORNL part of project to help power developing nations
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2008 With a proposed fiscal year 2009 budget of $20 million, the effort by the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners to develop grid-appropriate reactors is gaining steam.
Speaker, judges set for Global Venture Challenge
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2008 Noted "green energy" entrepreneur K.R. Sridhar will be the keynote speaker at this year's Global Venture Challenge, a business competition and venture forum to be held April 2-4 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL study shows hybrid effect on power distribution
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2008 A growing number of plug-in hybrid electric cars and trucks could require major new power generation resources or none at all— depending on when people recharge their automobiles.
ORNL study finds rivers play part in removing nitrogen
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2008 Tiny organisms play a powerful role in removing nitrate, a form of nitrogen pollution caused by human activity, in streams, according to a study by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in Nature.
Audio Spot: ORNL, JGI collaborate on study in Nature
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2008 ORNL's collaborations with DOE's Joint Genome Institute, located in Walnut Creek, Calif., continue. The JGI-led genome analysis of the symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor was published in Nature early this month. The Environmental Sciences Division's Jerry Tuskan helped lead the international effort that included ORNL and a host of institutions from the United States, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany.
Killer freeze of '07 illustrates paradoxes of warming climate
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 5, 2008 A destructive spring freeze that chilled the eastern United States almost a
Thompson, Flowers join UT-Battelle
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 4, 2008 UT-Battelle announced today that Blake Thompson, Deputy Staff Director of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Paula Flowers, former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, will join the management team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Imports from Latin America may help U.S. meet energy goals, study finds
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 4, 2008 Latin American nations could become important suppliers of ethanol for world markets in coming decades, according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory study released recently.
Disabled veteran-owned firm earns ORNL contract
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 3, 2008 A Knoxville-based Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Business has been awarded a contract to provide office supplies and equipment to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Audio Spot: Oak Ridge High School wins DOE's Tennessee Science Bowl
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 3, 2008 Oak Ridge High School is the champion of the 2008 U.S. Department of Energy's Tennessee Science Bowl held recently in Knoxville.
Audio Spot: Guide dog undergoes socialization training at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2008 A four-month old guide dog that will hopefully one day assist a blind person is undergoing socialization training during a daily routine at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Outstanding mentors and teachers honored at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 14, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have recognized outstanding ORNL staff for mentoring students and teachers in laboratory education programs and throughout the community.
DOE gives UT-Battelle high marks for ORNL performance
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2008 The Department of Energy's recent evaluation of laboratory performance awarded UT-Battelle a grade of A in the area of Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
James Hack to direct National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2008 James J. Hack, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., has been appointed director of the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), a leadership computing facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory , ORNL Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Computational Sciences Thomas Zacharia has announced.
Audio Spot: Battelle CEO praises relationship with University of Tennessee
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 25, 2008 Battelle President and CEO Carl Kohrt says his organization and the University of Tennessee enjoy a strong working relationship in managing Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Department of Energy.
Department of Energy's ORNL, Jackson State sign mentor-protege agreement
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Jackson State University have launched a joint initiative that will help expand the university's research programs and promote research collaboration at both institutions.
Joint Institute Breaks Ground on Expansion, International Partnership
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2008 Twenty-five years after its founding, a joint research center in East Tennessee is taking on new growth and capabilities that will impact America's energy and security future.
Transportation -- Trucking data
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2008 A year-long nationwide highway test of six instrumented heavy trucks and 10 instrumented trailers hauling freight over three quarters of a million miles has moved into the data assessment phase.
Audio Spot: Transportation -- Trucking data
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2008 A year-long nationwide highway test of six instrumented heavy trucks and 10 instrumented trailers hauling freight over three quarters of a million miles has moved into the data assessment phase.
UT-ORNL researcher Sayler to head EPA advisory committee
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2008 The leader of a University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory joint institute has been named chairman of an influential advisory committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2008 Scientific studies on climate change, energy and alternative fuels are among the 30 projects awarded more than 145 million processing hours on supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
Oak Ridge to lead auto supplier R&D partnership
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory will lead research and development work for the automotive supplier industry initiated through the U.S. Automotive Partnership for Advancing Research and Technologies, or USAutoPARTs collaborative announced today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Ballard to head ORNL Partnerships Directorate
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2008 Tom Ballard has been named director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Partnerships Directorate, formerly known as Technology Transfer and Economic Development.
ORNL, SuperPower Inc. Sign High Temperature Superconducting Wire Agreement
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today announced that SuperPower Inc., a Schenectady, N.Y., superconducting wire manufacturer, has signed a license agreement to use an ORNL-developed technology that can lower the cost of producing superconducting wires for more efficient transmission of electricity.
Audio Spot: College business students invited to competition at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 3, 2008 College and university teams from around the world interested in putting together a model energy-related company are being solicited to compete in the Global Venture Challenge next April at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.