Board meetings are held  Monday 9:30am before the Second Tuesday of the Month.

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

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Board Members List of 2019 Board

FORNL 2018 Annual Report  March 2019 Final

Benficial Legacies:
Beneficial Legacies of the Manhattan Project June 15 2016

List of Luncheon
 Lectures: December 2018

Remembering Dr. Weinberg

Dr. Murray Rosenthal's ORNL's 13 Reactors

By-laws Feb 16 2011

Steve Stow's presentation on ORNL's History Room

ORNL Reporter


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Weekly ORNL_DOE Communications for 2-4-19

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Jan 2, 2020: ORNL researchers advance performance benchmark for quantum computers

Dec 19: Tourassi appointed director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences

Dec 17: Neutrons optimize high efficiency catalyst for greener approach to biofuel synthesis

Dec 12: ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

Nov 27: ORNL’s Jager named AAAS Fellow

Nov 26: New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through ORNL process

Nov 25: Kathy McCarthy to join ORNL as US ITER Project Office Director

Nov 23: New material captures and converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

Nov 20: ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list includes nine from ORNL

Nov 19:A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

Nov 18:In its 15th year, INCITE advances open science with supercomputer grants to 47 projects.

Nov 15: ORNL to host 13 teams for DOE CyberForce Competition

Nov 6: ORNL to take on nine power grid modernization projects as part of DOE award

October 2018:DaveMcVicker's:
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February 13, 2018 Annual meeting and election of board members and their biographical sketches

FORNL is collecting dues for the 2019 calendar  year; the annual dues for 2019 are $20. If you want to gamble that you will live 10 years or more, consider a life membership at $200 and in the future, forget about whether you have paid. An up-to-date list of members and their dues status will be available for viewing at the meeting. Dues can be paid at a meeting or sent to the FORNL Treasurer (payable to FORNL, Vinod Sikka, Treasurer); or sent to: Vinod Sikka, 115 Dansworth Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830).

We are now accepting requests for 2019 ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2018 dues (or who are life members).  To request a visitors’ badge, e-mail Bob Hightower at with your full name (as it appears on your driver license) and a declaration that you are a US citizen.  Remember that the badge issued is good only for the current dues year; you must make a request each year that you desire one.

The Friends of ORNL (FORNL) is a non-profit organization of persons interested in fostering the scientific goals of the OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA.

We are scientists and engineers, as well as individuals from varied backgrounds, who believe we can increase the nation's technological awareness by providing information to teachers, students, and the general public.