Archived News Releases for 2007
- Dirty Little Secrets
ORNL in the News, Nov. 20, 2007, (Harvard Political Review) - “Except for hydro, nuclear is much cleaner in a greenhouse sense,” explained Theodore Besmann, a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Vinod Sikka, superstar
ORNL in the News, Nov. 20, 2007, (Atomic City Underground) - Congratulations to Sikka for taking top honors at the annual ORNL Awards Night. He was recognized for outstanding individual accomplishment in science and technology, as well as inventor of the year.
- Vinod Sikka honored as ORNL's top scientist for 2007
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2007 — Vinod Sikka, one of ORNL's most prolific and internationally recognized
- ORNL's Ho Nyung Lee cited as top early career scientist
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2007 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Ho Nyung Lee is one of eight Department of Energy scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
- ORNL part of team to win 2006 Ohio Governor's Award
ORNL News Releases, Feb. 28, 2007 — (Vinod Sikka) For the second year in a row, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have been part of industry teams to win the Ohio Governor's Award for Energy Efficiency.
- Ted Besmann, "Except for hydro, nuclear is much cleaner in a greenhouse sense"
ORNL in the News, Nov. 20, 2007 (Harvard Political Review).
- ORNL sweeps regional tech transfer awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2007 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory has won six awards, including project of the year, from a federal laboratory group for transferring technologies to the private sector.
- High-Performance Lanthanum Manganese Oxide-Enabled, High-Temperature Superconducting Tape, Automated Image Retrieval and Operational Amplifiers for High-Temperature Electronics and Telemetry won excellence in technology transfer awards.
- ORNL News Releases - Aug. 29, 2007 - The superconducting tape was developed by ORNL's Parans Paranthaman, Tolga Aytug, Amit Goyal and Mark Reeves and Venkat Selvamanickam and X. Xiong of Superpower. The technology won a R&D-100 award in 2007.
- Materials—Supersaturated steel . . .
Pulp and paper plants in the future may operate at lower energy levels as the result of a new joint technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Swagelok Company of Solon, Ohio. ORNL researchers Vinod Sikka, Dane Wilson, Jun Qu and Peter Blau of the laboratory's Industrial Technologies Program have conducted collaborative research on the durability of stainless steel alloys that were treated with the Swagelok- developed low-temperature colossal supersaturation method -- a process that has hardened surfaces four and five times the normal level while not compromising their resistance to corrosion. This hardened surface has been implemented in pump impellers undergoing severe wear operation at the Sonoco paperboard plant in Newport, Tenn. The impellers in the plant are working at three times the life of regular impellers with an annual energy savings of 56 million BTUs. The funding source is DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industrial Technologies. [Contact: Fred Strohl; 865.574.4165; email@example.com]
- New "ARMS" for Disabled Soldiers"
ORNL Review, Vol. 40. No. 2, 2007 - David Geohegan and Ilia Ivanov, both of Nanomaterials Synthesis & Properties Group, are collaborating on the FILMskin project with National Institute of Aerospace in NASA's Langley Research Center,"
- Cleaner and Greener
ORNL Review, Vol. 40. No.2, 2007 - John Wall, VP and Chief Technical Officer of Cummins Inc., lauded Tom Watkins and colleagues at HTML who used computer modeling and images produced by the aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope to predict the lifetime of catalysts and particulate filters, such as Corning's honeycomb-like cordierite material, used for diesel exhaust aftertreatment. Program Manager, Ray Johnson, says, DOE thermal efficiency goals are 45% by 2010 for diesel cars and 55% by 2012 for trucks, with widespread implementation of new improvements, we could realize a fuel reduction of 20%.
- Building the Cars of Tomorrow
ORNL Review, Vol. 40. No.2, 2007 - Bob Norris and Ronny Lomas examine a carbon-fiber composite preform. such a lightweight material could improve a car's fuel economy.
- ORNL helps develop next-generation LEDs
ORNL News Releases March 19, 2007 - David Geohegan, ORNL researcher is leading the OLED effort.
- ORNL's Zinkle receives E.O. Lawrence Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2007 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Steven J. Zinkle has been named a winner of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, which honors midcareer scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development.