National Quantum Information Science Research Centers harness the quantum revolution

Five National Quantum Information Science Research Centers are leveraging the behavior of nature at the smallest scales to develop technologies for science’s most complex problems. Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the NQISRCs have been supporting DOE’s mission since 2020 to advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. By building a national quantum ecosystem and workforce comprising researchers at roughly 70 institutions across the U.S., the centers create a rich environment for quantum innovation and co-design.


Seven ORNL technologies win R&D 100 research awards

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their technologies have received seven 2022 R&D 100 Awards, plus special recognition for a battery-related green technology product.


Unearthing the secrets of plant health, carbon storage with rhizosphere-on-a-chip

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a miniaturized environment to study the ecosystem around poplar tree roots for insights into plant health and soil carbon sequestration.

The rhizosphere-on-a-chip platform builds on the lab’s history of constructing lab-on-a-chip devices, in which tiny channels and chambers are etched on a microscope slide so that fluids can be introduced and studied for biochemical separations research and testing.


ORNL celebrates launch of Frontier – the world’s fastest supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrated the debut of Frontier, the world’s fastest supercomputer and the dawn of the exascale computing era.


ORNL’s Allard named Microanalysis Society Fellow

Larry Allard, a distinguished research staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the Microanalysis Society. Bestowed annually, the distinction recognizes eminent scientists, engineers and technologists in the field of microanalysis of materials and related phenomena. Allard is one of only three fellows chosen for the 2022 class.