Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

ORNL's diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE's national missions of scientific discovery, clean energy, and security through leadership in four major areas of science and technology. 

  • Neutrons:  Operating two of the world's leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;
  • Computing:  Accelerating scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advancing data-intensive science, and sustaining US leadership in high-performance computing
  • Materials:  Integrating basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications
  • Nuclear:  Advancing the scientific basis for 21st century nuclear fission and fusion technologies and systems, and we produce isotopes for research, industry, and medicine
Managed by UT-Battelle for the US-Department of Energy, ORNL is located near Knoxville in East Tennessee.  For more information, visit the ORNL website.


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