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Gina Tourassi, left, has been appointed as director of the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Tourassi replaces NCCS director Jim Hack, who will transition to a strategic leadership role in CCSD. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL

Gina Tourassi has been appointed as director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, a division of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Five companies to collaborate with ORNL

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2019 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory and five leading building equipment industries will collaborate to improve the energy performance of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems and investigate climate-friendly alternative refrigerants.

Burak Ozpineci

Burak Ozpineci, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elevated to fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

ORNL researcher Henriette Jager has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Henriette Jager, senior research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Kathy McCarthy

Kathy McCarthy has been named director of the US ITER Project Office at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective March 2020.

Julie G. Ezold and Yutai Katoh

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has recognized two nuclear researchers, Julie G. Ezold and Yutai Katoh, both of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at its annual Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, held in Washington, D.C.

A pilot reactor, developed by Vertimass and located at TechnipFMC, can scale up the process that converts ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications. Credit: TechnipFMC.

A technology developed at the ORNL and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels

Illustration of a nitrogen dioxide molecule (depicted in blue and purple) captured in a nano-size pore of an MFM-520 metal-organic framework material as observed using neutron vibrational spectroscopy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Image credit: ORNL/Jill Hemman

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Manchester, has developed a metal-organic framework, or MOF, material

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Mike Kass and Jim Parks

Two transportation researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mike Kass and Jim Parks, have been named SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) fellows.