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

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

Recording of the 2020-08 FORNL Monthly Meeting, please right click on item above the picture of the Board at the bottom of the right column

2020-06 CoronaVirus Research at ORNL:  

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May 26: (new) Please look on the top of left side column for the 2019 Annual Report !!

January 5, 2021: Microscopy – Nanoscale commuting and other story tips

December 28: 2020 Review: Top 10 ORNL news stories of the year

December 22: New engine capability accelerates advanced vehicle research

December 18: New class of cobalt-free cathodes could enhance energy density of next-gen lithium-ion batteries

December 18: Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 12: Righting a wrong, nuclear physicists improve precision of neutrino studies

December 1: Transportation, and other items

November 26: ORNL’s Jeff Johnson receives ANS lifetime achievement award

November 24: Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 20: Scientist who developed quantum computing code wins ORNL’s top science award

November 16: X-ray study explores potential of hepatitis C drugs to treat COVID-19

November 9: Take a virtual field trip through tours of ORNL facilities

October 26: On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices

October 14: Process to recover metals from batteries licensed by Momentum Technologies

October 6: Census – Remote population counting and others

October 5: Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells

October 2:  Four ORNL technologies win R&D 100 Awards

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FORNL is collecting dues for the 2021 calendar  year; the annual dues for 2021 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).

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We are now accepting requests for 2020 ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2020 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.

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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.

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