Recent News Releases

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Oak Ridge High School student contributes to ORNL alternative energy research
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 11, 2008 — Oak Ridge High School student Nadya Ally interned at ORNL this summer as a participant in the Science, Engineering, Communications and Mathematics Enrichment (SECME) High School Program.

Miller named TMS fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2008 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Mike Miller has been elected a fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) for his leadership in developing and utilizing the atom probe tomography a process that characterizes the composition of materials.

Scraps of ORNL history now downtown
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2008 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory's history room recently donated a scrapbook from the lab's earliest days to the Oak Ridge Public Library.

ORNL researchers analyze material with 'colossal ionic conductivity'
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 31, 2008 — A new material characterized at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could open a pathway toward more efficient fuel cells.

Revolutionary green technology bus has DOE roots
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 28, 2008 — Insight from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, commitment from two Michigan companies and funding from the Department of Energy have led to the commercialization of a lightweight urban transit bus with double the fuel efficiency of conventional hybrid buses.

Bass, Daw, Goyal named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 21, 2008 — Three researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows. B. Richard Bass, C. Stuart Daw and Amit Goyal are recognized for sustained outstanding achievements in their scientific and technical fields.