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ORNL's Rios receives Great Minds in STEM HENAAC award

Topic: Materials

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.

Rios received the outstanding technical achievement HENNAC award for his work in the Materials Science and Technology Division’s Deposition S&T group. His research includes alloy development in aluminum, NiTi based shape memory alloys, titanium aluminides, steels, cast irons and magnesium.

HENNAC, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, is in its 30th year.

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