Erica Prates: Bridging science across scales with computational biology

Erica Prates has found a way to help speed the pursuit of healthier ecosystems by linking the function of the smallest molecules to their effects on large-scale processes, leveraging a combination of science, math and computing.


Langan named associate lab director for Biological and Environmental Systems Science

Paul Langan will join the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the spring as associate laboratory director for the Biological and Environmental Systems Science Directorate.


2022 in review: Top 10 ORNL news stories

A new supercomputer breaking performance records, a mind-blowing physics experiment trying to spot dark matter and the groundbreaking for a new isotope facility were among Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s most popular news stories of 2022.

Ultra Safe Nuclear licenses ORNL method to 3D print advanced reactor components


Busby named associate lab director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science

Jeremy Busby has been named associate laboratory director for the Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective Jan. 1.

He will oversee the directorate’s unique facilities, capabilities and talented scientists and engineers who are tackling such challenges as extending operations of the current U.S. nuclear reactor fleet; investigating economical and flexible advanced reactor systems; and making fusion energy a viable part of the nation’s energy portfolio.


Two ORNL staff members chosen for DOE Oppenheimer Leadership Program

The Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program, or OSELP, has selected Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jens Dilling and Christian Petrie as fellows for its 2023 cohort.

Dilling is director of the Office of Institutional Strategic Planning, and Petrie is a group leader in the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division.