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Researchers relied on support from ORNL’s Quantum Computing User Program to simulate a key quantum state at one of the largest scales reported. The findings could mark a step toward improving quantum simulations.  Credit: Getty Images

Researchers simulated a key quantum state at one of the largest scales reported, with support from the Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at ORNL. 

The center, officially named the Southeast Region Cybersecurity Collaboration Center (SERC3), will bring together experts from the private sector, academia and government to share information and generate innovative real-world solutions to protect the nation’s power grid and other key sectors.

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security was awarded a $10 million DOE grant in partnership with ORNL to create a pilot regional cybersecurity research and operations center to protect the electric power grid against cyber attacks.

ORNL researchers win Best Paper award for nickel-based alloy tailoring

Rishi Pillai and his research team from ORNL will receive a Best Paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute in June at the Turbo Expo 2024 in London. 

ORNL researchers to present wireless charging technology in OTT’s Discovery Series webinar

ORNL’s Omer Onar and Mostak Mohammad will present on ORNL's wireless charging technology in DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions National Lab Discovery Series Tuesday, April 30. 



Rigoberto Advincula has been elected to the to the AIMBE College of Fellows. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, a scientist with joint appointments at ORNL and the University of Tennessee, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

AAAS Fellows, left Keith Kline, Rigoberto Advincula and Takeshi Egami have been elected fellows of the AAAS.

Keith Kline, Rigoberto Advincula and Takeshi Egami have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

SOS26 attendees standing in front of the Kennedy Space Center on Merrit Island, Florida the night of their dinner reception provided by the conference sponsors. The keynote speaker was Rupak Biswas from NASA. Credit: Judy Potok/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Held in Cocoa Beach, Florida from March 11 to 14, researchers across the computing and data spectra participated in sessions developed by staff members from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL, Sandia National Laboratories and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. 

Three ORNL researchers receive Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has honored three Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers with the 2024 SME Susan Smyth Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. 

The ORNL-developed inspection system uses an angled window to minimize light reflections while capturing images inside waveguides that are designed to channel microwaves at the ITER fusion project.

Inspection technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help deliver plasma heating to the ITER international fusion facility.

Direct Lithium Extraction

Chemists at ORNL have invented a more efficient way to extract lithium from waste liquids leached from mining sites, oil fields and used batteries. They demonstrated that a common mineral can adsorb at least five times more lithium than can be collected using previously developed adsorbent materials.