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Knox tops in state for advanced manufacturing jobs

Posted: February 24th, 2015

Knoxville is Tennessee’s top metropolitan area for advanced manufacturing jobs, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.


ORNL’s Roberto named Materials Research Society fellow

Posted: February 17th, 2015

James Roberto, the associate laboratory director for Science and Technology Partnerships at ORNL, has been elected an MRS fellow.


ORNL researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Posted: February 10th, 2015

ORNL researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences have uncovered a way of controlling friction on ionic surfaces at the nanoscale.


UT research offers hope for heart valve patients

Posted: February 3rd, 2015

A research team at UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, is addressing heart valve disease.


ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Posted: January 27th, 2015

ORNL scientists have for the first time used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials.


ORNL and team make vanadium dioxide advancement

Posted: January 20th, 2015

A team led by ORNL has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide.


Manufacturing hub to further enhance region’s innovation culture

Posted: January 13th, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) represents a $259 million public-private partnership that will facilitate breakthroughs in composite materials and processing technology.


Tennessee again named economic development ‘State of the Year’

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Citing diversified growth and an emphasis on infrastructure and education, Business Facilities has named Tennessee its 2014 State of the Year for a second consecutive year.


ORNL materials researchers get first look at atom-thin boundaries

Posted: December 30th, 2014

ORNL scientists have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials.


Langan to lead ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate

Posted: December 23rd, 2014

Effective Jan. 1, senior scientist Paul Langan will lead the ORNL’s neutron science activities, including the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor.