Nancy J Dudney

Corporate Fellow and Group Leader

  • Novel materials for hybrid vehicle batteries (current)
  • Synthesis and properties of ceramic films by magnetron sputtering (current)
  • Properties and fabrication of thin-film rechargeable lithium batteries
  • Synthesis and properties of heterogeneous catalysts
  • Properties and synthesis of composite films
  • Ionic transport in composite solid state electrolytes
  • Hydration, ion exchange, and Raman spectroscopy of β- and β -aluminas
  • Defects and conductivity of MgO
  • Galvanic cell measurements of mixed conductors
  • Electronic conduction in nonstoichiometric ceramic oxides

Education:

  • Ph.D, Ceramics (1979), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1975), College of William and Mary

Professional appointments:         

  • Distinguished Senior Research Staff (2010), Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL
  • Senior Research Staff (2006-2010), Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL
  • Group Leader (1999-2006), Thin Film Ceramics, Solid State Division, ORNL
  • Research Staff Member (1981-1999), Solid State Division, ORNL
  • Wigner Fellow (1979-1981), ORNL

Professional Affialiations:

  • Program Chair, BLI-7 June 2014, ANL
  • Member, Electrochemical Society, Ways and Means Committee
  • Electrochemical Society, Battery Division Executive Committee
  • Member at large 2004-2006, Treasurer 2006-2008, Chairman 2008-2010.
  • American Ceramic Society
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 1986–2012
  • American Ceramics Society, 1987–1991
  • Member, DOE-EPSCoR Advisory Committee to University of Puerto Rico, 2003-2005
  • Mentor, 8 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students
  • Member, SURA/ORNL Summer Cooperative Research Program, 2001 and 2003
  • Participant: NEMI (National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) Roadmap Workshop on Energy Storage Systems, June 1995
  • Participant, DOE Advanced Lithium Solid State Batteries Workshop, July 1999
  • Participant, Research Assistance Task Force on Beta-Alumina for Sodium-Sulfur Cells, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March 1983
  • Judge, Annual Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fairs, 1987–1994       
  • Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ph.D. Recruiting Committee, 1981–82
  • Member, Local Committee, International Conference on Fast Ionic Transport in Solids, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, May 1981
  • Chairman, Ceramics graduate student organization
  • Member, American Ceramic Society, International Society for Solid State Ionics, Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, North American Catalysis Society

Awards

Corporate Fellow, 2015
UT Battelle Distinguish Inventor, for > 14 patents
Fellow, Electrochemical Society, 2013
EFRC Scientific Advisory committee for the Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NCCES)
R&D100 Award, (2011) CeramClad™: Rapid Metal Coating Process
R&D100 Award, (2010) Sulfur-Carbon Nanocomposite Cathode Material and Additives for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
R&D 100 Award 2009 “PulseForge 3100, Pulse Thermal Processing”
R&D 100 Award 1996 Thin-Film Batteries Invention
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium, National Award, (2012) “Pulse Thermal Processing”
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium, National Award, 2004
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium, Southeast Region, 2003
YWCA Tribute to Women Award, Science and Technology, 2005
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp, Technical Achievement Award (Invention), 1996 Team Award
DOE Materials Science Research Competition Award for Significant Implication for DOE Related Technologies in Solid State Physics, 1994
Technical Achievement Award, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., 1993 Team Award
Technical Achievement Award, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., 1989
Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, East Tennessee Section of the Association of Women in Science 1989
Wigner Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1978–1981
Sigma Xi, 1977
American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior Award, 1975
Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

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