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ORNL researchers win Best Paper award for nickel-based alloy tailoring

Rishi Pillai and his research team from ORNL will receive a Best Paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute in June at the Turbo Expo 2024 in London. 

ORNL researchers to present wireless charging technology in OTT’s Discovery Series webinar

ORNL’s Omer Onar and Mostak Mohammad will present on ORNL's wireless charging technology in DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions National Lab Discovery Series Tuesday, April 30. 



SOS26 attendees standing in front of the Kennedy Space Center on Merrit Island, Florida the night of their dinner reception provided by the conference sponsors. The keynote speaker was Rupak Biswas from NASA. Credit: Judy Potok/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Held in Cocoa Beach, Florida from March 11 to 14, researchers across the computing and data spectra participated in sessions developed by staff members from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL, Sandia National Laboratories and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. 

ORNL’s Erin Webb is co-leading a new Circular Bioeconomy Systems Convergent Research Initiative focused on advancing production and use of renewable carbon from Tennessee to meet societal needs. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

ORNL’s Erin Webb is co-leading a new Circular Bioeconomy Systems Convergent Research Initiative focused on advancing production and use of renewable carbon from Tennessee to meet societal needs. 

Shift Thermal co-founders Mitchell Ishamel, left, and Levon Atoyan stand in front of one of the company’s ice thermal energy storage modules, which will be submitted to independent measurement and validation testing in May. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Shift Thermal, a member of Innovation Crossroads’ first cohort of fellows, is commercializing advanced ice thermal energy storage for HVAC, shifting the cooling process to be more sustainable, cost-effective and resilient. Shift Thermal wants to enable a lower-cost, more-efficient thermal energy storage method to provide long-duration resilient cooling when the electric grid is down. 

Gordon Bell

Science liaisons from the National Center for Computational Sciences worked with the teams that won the 2023 Gordon Bell Prizes. Liaisons provide a unique combination of scientific domain and HPC expertise to ensure projects using the OLCF perform as well as possible.


Three ORNL intellectual property projects with industry partners have advanced in DOE's Office of Technology Transitions Making Advanced Technology Commercialization Harmonized, or Lab MATCH, prize, which encourages entrepreneurs to find actionable pathways that bring lab-developed intellectual property to market. 

Hyperspectral data is captured along with other critical measurements in ORNL’s Advanced Plant Phenotyping Laboratory and then presented in a 3D cube. This hypercube shows spectral data collected from poplar trees. Credit: Hong-Jun Yoon and Stan Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

OLCF and APPL have collaborated on an automated data pipeline to manage data from APPL's hyperspectral imaging tools. The collaboration is an early effort of DOE's Integrated Research Infrastructure.

ORNL quantum researchers, from left, Brian Williams, Phil Evans, and Nick Peters work on their quantum key distribution system.

ORNL scientists have spent the past 20 years studying quantum photonic entanglement. Their partnership with colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory and private industry partner Qubitekk led to development of the nation’s first industry-led commercial quantum network. This type of network could ultimately help secure the nation’s power grid and other infrastructure from cyberattacks.

ORNL’s Suhas Sreehari explains the algebraic and topological foundations of representation systems, used in generative AI technology such as large language models. Credit: Lena Shoemaker/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

In the age of easy access to generative AI software, user can take steps to stay safe. Suhas Sreehari, an applied mathematician, identifies misconceptions of generative AI that could lead to unintentionally bad outcomes for a user.