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Honors and Awards

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Jeffrey S. Vetter received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology at the 2018 ORNL Awards Night.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2018 – Jeffrey S. Vetter of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
ORNL researchers Gaute Hagen, Masaaki Matsuda, and Parans Paranthaman has been elected fellow of the American Physical Society.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2018 – Three researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).
ORNL’s Lou Qualls has been named to the Tennessee Energy Policy Council.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2018 – Lou Qualls, reactor technology integration lead at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named the energy research and development industry’s representative on the Tennessee Energy Policy Council.
ORNL’s Flora Meilleur has been elected secretary for the Neutron Scattering Society of America.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2018 – Flora Meilleur, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected by her peers to be secretary of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).
Emory Collins
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2018 – Emory D. Collins, senior technical advisor for Advanced Fuel Cycles and Isotope Production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the American Nuclear Society for his contributions to the advancement of nuclear science and technology.
Orlando Rios
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2018 – Orlando Rios, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named a winner of a HENAAC Award, given by Great Minds in STEM, a nonprofit organization that focuses on STEM education awareness programs in underserved communities.
Xin Sun
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2018 – Xin Sun of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Kimberly Jeskie and Michelle Kidder
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 31, 2018 – Kimberly Jeskie and Michelle Kidder of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named 2018 American Chemical Society (ACS) fellows. ACS is a professional organization focused on the advancement of chemistry enterprise and the improvement of life through chemistry.
ORNL’s Sergei Kalinin has been named a 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists laureate.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 27, 2018 – Sergei Kalinin, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of the three 2018 laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists from the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.
Arthur “Buddy” Bland
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 25, 2018 – Arthur “Buddy” Bland, program director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the Secretary’s Appreciation Award for his nearly four decades of achievements in providing high-performance computing resources for science.
ORNL researcher Colleen Iversen, an ecosystem ecologist, has been invited to participate in the National Academies’ New Voices project.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 19, 2018—Colleen Iversen, a senior staff scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected for the New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine project l
Panos Datskos
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 14, 2018 – Panos Datskos, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of SPIE for his work in sensor and nanomaterials research.
Xin Sun of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received the 2018 Institute Medal from the American Iron and Steel Institute.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 14, 2018 – Xin Sun, a division director at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the 2018 Institute Medal from the directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The award was presented at the AISI Board of Director's Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Larry Baylor has received the 2018 Fusion Technology Award from IEEE.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 14, 2018 – Larry Baylor, distinguished staff scientist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the 2018 Fusion Technology Award from the IEEE’s Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS).
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thomas Zacharia (left) congratulates Jan Jakowski, winner of the 2018 UT-Battelle Scholarship to the University of Tennessee. Photo by Genevieve Martin
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 7, 2018 – Oak Ridge High School senior Jan Jakowski has been named recipient of the 2018 UT-Battelle Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (UTK).
Zhili Feng, Stan David
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 16, 2018 – Zhili Feng, a research at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the International Institute of Welding (IWW) "for lifetime achievement through distinguished contributions to the field of welding science and technology, and for promoting and sustaining the professional statur
Budhendra Bhaduri.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 28, 2018 – Budhendra Bhaduri, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography for 2018 from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in recognition of highly distinguished service to the profession of geography.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Mar. 16, 2018 – Takeshi Egami, Mark Lumsden and John Katsaras, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been selected as 2018 fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) for their work in neutron scattering in North America.
Timothy D. Burchell
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., February 21, 2018 – Timothy D. Burchell, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
ACEAlloy cylinder: High-performance aluminum cerium alloys have automotive, aerospace and energy applications, such as this automotive cylinder head cast.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2018 – Four technologies developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have earned 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).
Parans Paranthaman
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2017 – Parans Paranthaman, a Corporate Fellow researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
 ORNL Corporate Fellow Gerald Tuskan is on Clarivate Analytics' list of highly cited researchers.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2017 – Gerald Tuskan, ORNL Corporate Fellow and director of ORNL's Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is on Clarivate Analytics' list of highly cited researchers.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2017 – Five researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
ORNL researcher Jim Szybist.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2017 – Jim Szybist, senior researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of SAE International, the highest grade of membership for this global association of 128,000 engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2017 – Five researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).