Karren L More

Group Leader

Karren More is the Group Leader for the Electron and Atom Probe Microscopy Group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and has been a research staff member at ORNL since 1988, first in the Materials Science and Technology Division, and more recently (since 2013) at the CNMS. Her research interests are focused on using advanced electron microscopy towards understanding the structure and chemistry of nanomaterials, especially related performance, stability, and durability.


• DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Research & Development Award (2013)
• R&D 100 Award Team Member (2010)
• IGTI/ASME Ceramics Committee Best Paper Award – Paper #2009-GT-59223 (2009)
• Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (2007)
• DOE Hydrogen Program Research & Development Award (2006)
• ORNL Significant Event Awards (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005)
• Research listed in “Top Ten Accomplishments for DOE Fuel Cell Program” by Freedom Car Tech Team (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015)
• NASA's "Turning Goals Into Reality (TGIR)" Award (2004)
• IGTI/ASME Ceramics Committee Best Paper Award - Paper #GT-2002-30630 (2002)
• U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Power Technologies, Research Partnership Award (2001)
• Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. Award for Development Accomplishment (1999)
• Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. Award for Team Technical Accomplishment (1998)
• First Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) Award for Technical Accomplishment (1996)
• American Women in Science, Distinguished Technology Award (1995)
• Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Publication Award (1993)
• Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Female Graduate Student Award, NCSU Chapter (1986)
• Presidential Award, Microscopy Society of America (1986)
• Materials Research Society (MRS) Student Award (1985)