EESD Review: Research Area

Research Area: Transportation Systems

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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New membranes take advantage of advanced coatings, materials to improve separations

A new class of porous membranes developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) holds promise not only for more efficient biofuels production but also for similar improvements in the biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and vapor/gas separations industries. The new...

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Under the hood with Jackeline Rios-Torres: Safer, efficient self-driving vehicles

If you’ve ever sat in stop-and-go traffic behind a congested merge area fuming about lost time and fuel, Jackeline “Jacky” Rios-Torres is conducting some research that could relieve your frustration. Jacky is in the driver’s seat of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s work helping to create the...

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Meet Rich Davies, Deputy Director of ORNL’s Sustainable Transportation Program

Rich Davies recently joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation Program. Having previously worked in vehicle and manufacturing research, program management, and strategic planning at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), he comes to ORNL...

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