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Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate Announcements

Innovations in Lightweighting Showcased at International Auto Show

A low-cost textile carbon fiber developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility was showcased at the North American International Auto Show in January. This innovative first large injection molded automotive prototype is made with low-cost textile-grade carbon fiber and yields an estimated cost savings of 40 – 50% compared to a 50,000 filament tow commercial...

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Self-Sensing Carbon Fiber Material Featured in Assembly Magazine

Engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently developed carbon-fiber composites that can monitor their own structural health. The technology could be used in future aerospace and automotive applications. The new roll-to-roll process coats electrically conductive carbon fibers with semiconducting silicon carbide nanoparticles. This nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than...

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2019 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

The Department of Energy has released the 2019 Fuel Economy GuideORNL maintains DOE’s source for fuel economy information at fueleconomy.gov and compiles data for the annual guide. The 2019 Fuel Economy Guideincludes enhanced electronic access, easily downloadable from fueleconomy....

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Sluder Elected 2019 SAE Fellow Selection Committee Chair

Scott Sluder, researcher in the fuels and engines research group, has been elected Chair of the 2019 SAE Fellow Selection Committee. As Chair, Sluder will lead a committee of 10 in reviewing nominations received internationally for the distinguished SAE fellow appointment which recognizes outstanding achievements in mobility engineering. Sluder became a Fellow in 2014 and graduated from the...

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Kass Receives 2019 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award

Mike Kass, researcher in the fuels and engines research group, has received the 2019 Forest R. McFarland Award from SAE International.  Kass was recognized for his distinguished leadership and contributions in establishing the first SAE standards committee for unmanned aircraft propulsion.Kass wrote the initial charter and standards whitepaper for this new committee and hosted the inaugural...

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ORNL 3D Precast Mold Project Wins Digital Fabrication Award

A project started as a collaboration between ORNL and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) was awarded the 2018 Digital Fabrication Award by Architects Newspaper. The Domino Park development project in Brooklyn, New York designed by COOKFOX Architects received the award for innovative design and durability. More than 800 submissions were received in 45 different categories across...

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Jeremy Smith named 2019 INCITE award winner

Seven researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been chosen by the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, also known as INCITE, program to lead scientific investigations that require the nation’s most powerful computers.

INCITE awards computing time via a proposal process to researchers seeking to harness the power of DOE...

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ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

Two US Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories were recently awarded the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for work done on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Summit supercomputer, the most powerful system in the world.

The annual Gordon Bell Prize recognizes...

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R&D100 Awards Announced

Energy and Environmental Sciences at ORNL wins three R&D100 awards for exceptional innovations in science and technology. For more information visit ornl.gov

 

High Voltage Electrolytes for Ultracapacitors. The developers are P.I. Jagjit Nanda with Frank Delnick, Rose...

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Two Innovation Crossroads Entrepreneurs Make Forbes 'Under 30' List

Two Entrepreneurs in the Innovation Crossroads initiative are among 600 individuals selected from across the U.S. and Canada for the “Forbes 30 Under 30” cohort for 2019.

 

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Buildings publishes web-based tool for mobile phones

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Equipment Research Group team has published a free web-based fluid properties tool for mobile phones. Named fProp, the program provides a fluid properties computation tool, easily accessible using iPhones or other mobile devices with an internet connection. The tool includes properties of psychrometric (air), coolant (water and glycols), refrigerants,...

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ORNL wins 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award

 

ORNL was the winner of a 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management award for its Sustainable Campus Initiative during DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) annual awards recognition. ORNL was the only national laboratory to win a program award, recognizing ORNL’s outstanding contributions related to energy and water cost savings, optimized energy and water use and the use of...

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America’s “Top Young Scientist” visits MDF

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Paranthaman elected fellow of American Physical Society

Parans Paranthaman, leader of the Materials Chemisty Group at ORNL, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Fellows of the APS are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in outstanding research, applications and leadership in or service to physics and physics education. Each year, less than one half of one percent of the Society’s...

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ORNL wins ACE Award for Thermoset Materials

ORNL’s thermoset materials work was recognized with an ACE Award (Awards for Composites Excellence) during the Composites and Materials Expo held in Dallas. The ORNL research team’s submission, “Large Area 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials,” won in the category of market growth: infinite possibility of market growth. ORNL’s John Lindahl accepted the award with Magnum Venus Products (MVP)...

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Dr. Ragauskas elected fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Art Ragauskas elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for technical achievements in green chemistry and contributions to fundamental insights in biorefining.

Galigekere, Tarditi elevated to IEEE senior members

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Desjarlais honored for research excellence

Andre Desjarlais, a researcher with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, has received the 2018 Sustainable Roofing and Waterproofing Alliance’s (SWRA’s) Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The honor recognizes Desjarlais for a career of contributions to the roofing and waterproofing industry and the field of building science.  His...

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Career Opportunities in Water Power Research

Structural Engineer

The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks a structural research engineer with depth of knowledge, experience, and creativity to design, model, review, and validate innovative modular hydraulic...

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Sheets, Zheng elevated to IEEE senior members

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