ORNL Review: Science Area

Science Area: Clean Energy

Dan Jacobson : Embracing complexity in biological systems

Dan Jacobson is illuminating the workings of biological systems from the molecular scale up by leveraging Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s supercomputing resources to create machine- and deep-learning techniques more easily understood by humans—an evolving field called explainable artificial...

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A long view of science and innovation with Yarom Polsky

Yarom Polsky’s diverse background in private and public-sector research has given him a knack for recognizing opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art, and he parlays that knowledge into successful innovation as an engineer, group leader, and program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Setting sail in the world of composites: Vlastimil Kunc

Vlastimil Kunc grew up in a family of scientists where his natural curiosity was encouraged—an experience that continues to drive his research today in polymer composite additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). “I’ve been interested in the science of composites since a...

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Advancing a legacy of health physics: Shaheen Dewji

Having begun her career at the lab in the nuclear nonproliferation and radiation safeguards area, Shaheen Dewji is leveraging her expertise to help expand the work of the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge (CRPK)—a unique organization led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that focuses...

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HPC4Manufacturing, HPC4Materials projects at ORNL focus on metal additive manufacturing, industrial heat recovery

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will collaborate with industrial partners on two projects under the latest round of awards by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its High Performance Computing programs to support the manufacturing industry and to help develop advanced materials....

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Using high-performance computing to study co-evolutionary networks in poplar

A cross-disciplinary research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using supercomputing to create an unprecedented view of the 3D interactions among components of the cellular machinery in Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood), a fast-growing perennial tree that shows promise as a low-...

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Ron Ott: Framing the ORNL Buildings Program with technical expertise, collaboration

A curious mind can go far at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as Ron Ott has learned over the course of a career ranging from materials research to organizational leadership. He now brings that deep well of technical expertise and collaborative thinking to his new role as manager of the Building...

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Fueling the future with Robert Wagner

Some engineers are attracted to fuels and engine research out of a love of cars. For Robert Wagner, however, enthusiasm for combustion science and chaos theory drew him to this area of research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After years of delivering breakthroughs for cleaner, more efficient...

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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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Unlocking the secrets of symbiosis with David Weston

David Weston became fascinated with plant genetics and ecology in college, and now with the support provided by the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program, he will link those fields as he studies plant-microbe symbiosis. The research will focus on sphagnum moss, a dominant plant of...

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