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Initiatives @ ORNL

Initiatives at ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a long and distinguished history of translating scientific discoveries into solutions that address the nation’s most pressing challenges. Whether in the 1940s as part of the Manhattan Project, in the 1970s energy crisis or more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, ORNL has harnessed its world-class core capabilities and facilities to rapidly respond to urgent national needs and shape the direction of many scientific fields. 

ORNL’s crosscutting initiatives integrate and expand these capabilities to propel science and technology frontiers. Key initiatives include decarbonization; trustworthy and safe artificial intelligence; the quantum revolution and an autonomous, interconnected experimental ecosystem to accelerate discovery.

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