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Anne Campbell

Anne Campbell, an R&D associate at ORNL, has been selected for an Emerging Professional award from ASTM International. ASTM, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services.

Carinata, pictured in full bloom at a producer’s field in Georgia, is a winter cover crop of interest as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel. Credit: Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists led the development of a supply chain model revealing the optimal places to site farms, biorefineries, pipelines and other infrastructure for sustainable aviation fuel production.

Computing pioneer Jack Dongarra has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Computing pioneer Jack Dongarra has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Mickey Wade, associate laboratory director for the Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate, addresses attendees of an event to celebrate the licensing of an augmented reality technology to Teletrix. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

A method using augmented reality to create accurate visual representations of ionizing radiation, developed at ORNL, has been licensed by Teletrix, a firm that creates advanced simulation tools to train the nation’s radiation control workforce.

ORNL researchers used diamonds to compress materials to 1.2 million times ambient pressure and software to remove signal interference and extract data on pressure-induced atomic structures. Credit: Jill Hemman/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

For decades, scientists sought a way to apply the outstanding analytical capabilities of neutrons to materials under pressures approaching those surrounding the Earth’s core.

Shajjad Chowdhury, an ORNL power electronics researcher, is designing a more compact and power-dense capacitor that will help maximize electric vehicle driving range. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

As a researcher in power electronics, Shajjad Chowdhury is focused on exceeding capacity. In a lab space at the National Transportation Research Center at ORNL, he’s developing a novel capacitor and inverter component that will shrink the size and reduce the cost of electric drive units. He sees this as a potential step to increase electric vehicle adoption in the United States.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory staff and visitors gathered on “Main Street” to dedicate a renovated International Hall of flag and unveil new displays reflecting the lab’s rich 80-year history. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

ORNL leadership and staff gathered at the lab’s main campus in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on April 27 to dedicate a renovated International Hall of flags and unveil new displays reflecting the lab’s rich 80-year history.


Growing up in suburban Upper East Tennessee, Layla Marshall didn’t see a lot of STEM opportunities for children. 
“I like encouraging young people to get involved in the kinds of things I’ve been doing in my career,” said Marshall. “I like seeing the students achieve their goals. It’s fun to watch them get excited about learning new things and teaching the robot to do things that they didn’t know it could do until they tried it.”
Marshall herself has a passion for learning new things. 

ORNL researchers encoded grid hardware operating data into a color band hidden inside photographs, video or artwork, as shown in this photo. The visual can then be transmitted to a utility’s control center for decoding. Credit: ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy

Inspired by one of the mysteries of human perception, an ORNL researcher invented a new way to hide sensitive electric grid information from cyberattack: within a constantly changing color palette.

Xiao-Ying Yu

Xiao-Ying Yu, a distinguished scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has recently been chosen for several prominent editorial roles.