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J. Bryan Lyles

J. Bryan Lyles, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized by two professional societies for his achievements in computational science. Lyles, who works in the Computational Sciences & Engineering Division's ...

Jeffrey S. Vetter
Jeffrey S. Vetter, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized by the IEEE professional society for his achievements in computational science. Vetter, a researcher in the ORNL Computer Science & Mathematics Di...
Easo P. George
Easo George, one of the world’s foremost authorities on advanced alloy development and theory, has been named the 15th Governor’s Chair at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
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Neutron scattering studies of a rare earth metal oxide have identified fundamental pieces to the quantum spin liquid puzzle, revealing a better understanding of how and why the magnetic moments within these materials exhibit exotic behaviors such as failing to freeze into an ordered arrangement even near absolute zero temperatures.
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As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates.

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The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee.
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Seven 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). 

Bill Strunk received the ORNL Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
Bill Strunk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology. ORNL Director Thom Mason presented the top researcher award to S...
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UT-Battelle has announced a $150,000 gift toward construction of a new Peace Pavilion to house the International Friendship Bell located in Oak Ridge’s A.K. Bissell Park. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason presented a check to Pat Postma and Alan T...
Seyong Lee
Seyong Lee, a computer scientist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, received the IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.