The Measurement Science and Systems Engineering (MSSE) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performs applied research and development in nationally important areas of energy and security. The mission of MSSE is to provide pathways for the translation of basic science to engineering applications. This is accomplished through the creation and realization of foundational capabilities and technologies in electronics, sensors, signals processing, and integrated systems.
Mark Buckner with MSSE, and his son work on their robot at the ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility for the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, March 2-3, at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The division’s 160 research, technical, and administrative staff are organized into nine technology-focused research groups with science and technology (S&T) competencies and capabilities that encompass the development of new electronic devices and high-performance embedded computing, new sensors and sensing materials, signal processing analysis and methods, and the integration of these technologies into unique systems and instruments that address challenging measurement and controls problems.
Today, MSSE focuses on a national S&T agenda encompassing energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. In parallel to these areas, we continue to support national defense, homeland security, and international safeguards to counter nuclear proliferation and terrorism. We address these topics through an aggressive research agenda impacting sustainable energy, mobility, industry, and global security.
Partnering with MSSE provides collaborative opportunities to pursue programs and projects of various scales and complexity that address some of the most challenging science and engineering problems facing the nation today. Through strategic partnerships on a wide range of S&T efforts, MSSE has developed significant experience and capabilities that it brings to new partnerships and customers to make the nation and the world energy efficient, safe, and healthy.