Gordon Battelle Awards
- Studies of iron-based high-temperature superconductors
Michael A. McGuire, David Mandrus, Herbert A. Mook Jr., Stephen E. Nagler, Athena Safa-Sefat, Brian C. Sales, David J. Singh, and Matthew B. Stone. The team selected Vine Middle Performing Arts and Science Magnet School in Knoxville, Tenn., to receive the school donation (2011).
- Low cost carbon fiber and composites
ORNL's planned Carbon Fiber and Composites Technology Center will be used to demonstrate and evaluate new low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing processes and technologies at the pilot scale. The CFCTC will enable ORNL and its industry partners to develop carbon fiber and composite materials using multiple precursors. The new center will serve as a bridge from research to commercialization, supporting both new and existing U.S. carbon fiber and composite manufacturers and generating new high-paying manufacturing jobs in the United States. Key ORNL team members include Craig Blue, Ray Boeman, Mohamed, Fred Baker, Rebecca Brown, Kelby Cassity, Cliff Eberle, Nidia Gallego, Marcus Hunt, Amit Naskar, Ronny Lomax, Bob Norris, Soydan Ozcan, Felix Paulauskas, Tomonori Saito, Fred Vautard, Dave Warren, Daniel Webb, Fue Xiong and Ken Yarborough. The team selected Roane State Community College's Advanced Materials Training and Education Center in Harriman, Tenn., to receive the school donation. (2011).
- Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Program
The Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Program, made up of a team of researchers from ORNL, Idaho National Laboratory, Babcock & Wilcox and General Atomics, re-established coated particle fuel fabrication technology after a decade-long hiatus by applying modern scientific techniques to fabricate and test high-quality coated particle fuel in cylindrical compacts, which set a new world record for high temperature gas reactor fuel performance. ORNL research staff on the team were Gary Bell, John Hunn, Richard Lowden and Peter Pappano. The team selected selected Maynard Elementary School of Knoxville, Tenn., to receive the school donation (2011).