In 1948, the government erected a funny-looking building in the woods between ORNL and the Y-12 Plant (now the Y-12 National Security Complex). Named Installation Dog, it was a concrete bunker built into the side of a hill, with a vault that would do a bank proud.
This year, three ORNL scientists will receive grants for $500,000 per year for five years through the Early Career Research Program of DOE's Office of Science to cover salary and research expenses.
Benjamin Sulman, a scientist in ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division, seeks to fully assess estuarine wetlands by simulating the environment using the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, a DOE leading-edge modeling, simulation and prediction project involving eight national labs, including ORNL.
As a leader in climate science, clean energy innovations and national security, ORNL is in a unique position to harness extensive expertise and big science tools like the nation’s most powerful supercomputer to provide solutions and inform decision-makers tackling climate change.
Readers of ORNL Review know that our national laboratories are home to super-cool, state-of-the-art facilities where scientists and engineers develop amazing technologies. Equally important is the role national labs play in boosting the nation’s economy by teaming up with business and industrial partners to move these technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.