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UT-ORNL hire advanced manufacturing expert as 11th Governor’s Chair

Posted: May 8th, 2013

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, a professor in the Welding Engineering Program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has conducted research that has helped develop 3D printing.


Tennessee is 4th best state for business 2013

Posted: May 6th, 2013

ChiefExecutive.net recently named Tennessee No. 4 on its 2013 list of Best States for Business in its ninth annual survey of CEOs.


Site Selection names Tennessee 4th most competitive state

Posted: May 6th, 2013

Tennessee is one of the most competitive states in the country when it comes to job creation and business recruitment, according to Site Selection magazine.

Tennessee came in at No. 4 on the annual list.


Hawks updates “Hot Topic” attendees on Cherokee Farm

Posted: May 3rd, 2013

Cliff Hawks used yesterday’s “Hot Topic Networking Lunch” at Tech 20/20 as his “first opportunity to speak publicly about Cherokee Farm,” the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Innovation Campus.


ORNL names new deputy director for science, technology

Posted: April 4th, 2013

Ramamoorthy Ramesh of the University of California in Berkeley will start as the lab’s deputy director for science and technology on June 1, said ORNL Director Thom Mason.


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ORNL Consortium Working on Cheaper Carbon Fiber

Posted: March 28th, 2013

A consortium of about 40 companies is working with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a cheap form of carbon fiber that can be used to replace steel in manufacturing.


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Market Outlook: Surplus in Carbon Fiber’s Future?

Posted: March 2nd, 2013

Find a cheaper precursor, the thinking goes, and cheaper carbon fiber will result. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tenn.) has been studying alternate precursors.


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JIAM Microscope Boon for Research Park

Posted: February 21st, 2013

A $3.5 million Zeiss Libra 200 electron microscope being built for JIAM offers magnification from 1-10 million times, and there are only a handful like it in the world.


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ORNL Teams to Deliver Improved Solar Cell Performance

Posted: February 12th, 2013

Single atomic layers are combined to create novel materials with completely new properties. A research team from ORNL, Germany and Austria, has shown that how heterostructures can be used to create a new kind of extremely efficient and ultra-thin solar cells.


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UT Leverages NSF Grants to Improve Research Capabilities

Posted: February 12th, 2013

$77.6 million in NSF grants establishes the National Institute for Computational Sciences to provide leading-edge computational support for breakthrough science and engineering research.