EESD Review: Research Area

Research Area: Transportation Systems

Programming a smart mobility future: Adian Cook

Arriving at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in late 2017 as a vehicle system engineer, Adian Cook could not foresee then that he would soon be the example of what happens to a research career when one is in the right place at the right time. But perfect timing is exactly what transpired for Cook as...

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Researchers Modeled Design Concepts for Innovative Opposed-Piston Engine on Titan Supercomputer

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

With more vehicles in use worldwide than ever before, engine makers are competing to deliver cleaner, more efficient engines at affordable prices. To gain an edge on the competition, California-based small business Pinnacle Engines is laser-focused on a unique engine design. “We’ve been...

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New platform puts autonomous bus in motion: Dean Deter

Dean Deter has a knack for what he calls “tinkering.” A self-proclaimed gear head, Deter grew up around computers and cars, satisfying his curiosity to understand how anything with an engine or hardware works. “As a kid I would spend hours in the garage with my buddy’s dad and grandfather who...

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ORNL-developed alloy promises better fuel economy

A new suite of aluminum-based alloys developed at ORNL could give automakers the key to achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. The aluminum-copper- manganese-zirconiumalloys—or ACMZ— were developed in just under four years, lightning speed when it comes to developing a complex alloy. Affordable,...

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Delivering the smart mobility goods: Amy Moore

Amy Moore has found that her pursuit of several degrees and certificates in a variety of subjects is serving her well as she uses her expertise in transportation planning, geographic information science, and information technology to develop intelligent mobility solutions at ORNL. The...

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Stacy Davis: Changing the world through data

For anyone seeking comprehensive data and analysis regarding the vehicle technology market, all roads lead to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Stacy Davis. Unflagging curiosity, an ability to read trends, and an eagle eye for detail are the tools that drive Davis’s work creating key data...

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Nanoscale engineering for better separations: Michael Hu

Chemical and biomolecular engineer Michael Hu has spent his career devising novel means to filter, separate, and select desirable materials from liquids and gases with an eye toward better biofuels, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other products—and is setting his sights on applying the...

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DOE honors ORNL transportation researchers with Distinguished Achievement awards

Congratulations to the following ORNL Sustainable Transportation Program researchers who received DOE Distinguished Achievement Awards recognizing outstanding individual and team accomplishments at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office....

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Xin Sun: Director, Energy and Transportation Science Division

Xin Sun spent her early career helping define a new scientific field, and now she plans to use her technical and managerial experience to expand the capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Energy and Transportation Science Division (ETSD) as she steps in as division director. Xin...

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Translating basic science for societal impact: Claus Daniel

Claus Daniel was initially attracted to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) by its reputation as a world leader in materials research. What has kept him at the lab is the opportunity to work with experts across many disciplines using the latest tools to convey basic science to applications with...

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