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Power electronics research for the secondary battery energy storage system

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs to store electricity

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).

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.

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).

The students analyzed diatom images like this one to compare wild and genetically modified strains of these organisms. Credit: Alison Pawlicki/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy.

Students often participate in internships and receive formal training in their chosen career fields during college, but some pursue professional development opportunities even earlier.

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.

Michelle Kidder

Michelle Kidder, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the US C3E Research Award.

Jeremy Busby

Jeremy Busby, director of the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society for his contributions to developing materials for nuclear energy systems.

Nanofabricated “golden lollipop” helps researchers observe Fano interference using electron microscopy techniques at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Electrons in atoms are pretty talented. They can form chemical bonds, get kicked out of the atom and even “jump” to different locations based on their energetic states.

ORNL-created Chattanooga building energy models. Image Credit: Joshua New, ORNL

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using heating or cooling systems and the seasons reach their extremes.