ORNL Review

A conversation with biologist David Weston

Understanding how organisms work together

David Weston has been drawn to the natural world since he was a child exploring a small forest near his home.

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A conversation with fusion scientist David Green

Replicating the sun

David Green learned an important lesson about hard work as he pursued a bachelor’s degree at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Namely, if he put in the effort to understand a difficult subject, that subject became less difficult and was sometimes even fun.

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A conversation with physicist Kelly Chipps

How are elements made?

As a young girl Kelly Chipps believed she would become a field biologist. Then, in her junior year of high school, she studied physics with a teacher so in love with the subject that Chipps fell in love with it, too.

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Why Science?

Xiahan Sang

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers. We bring in talented young researchers, team them with accomplished scientists and engineers, and put them to work at the lab’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The result is research that makes us proud and prepares them for...

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A conversation with ORNL’s Jerry Tuskan

Accelerating biofuels

The new DOE Center for Bioenergy Innovation led by ORNL is focused on accelerating the development of specialty plants and microbial systems to support a biobased economy.

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ORNL advances additive manufacturing

Biomaterials for additive manufacturing

A thermoplastic-based composite feedstock known as carbon fiber–ABS is the workhorse of polymer-composite 3D printing at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, located at ORNL.

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ORNL advances additive manufacturing

Controlling the quality of printed parts

Additive manufacturing has many advantages over traditional manufacturing. It creates parts with essentially no waste. It produces complex designs as easily as simple ones. And it can go from design to finished product in a matter of hours rather than weeks or months.

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