Marm Dixit: Creative juices fuel solid state battery research



  • ORNL mechanical engineer Marm Dixit focuses his research on solid-state batteries and their potential use in electric vehicles. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Nell Barber: Using psychology to teach machines facial recognition

Though Nell Barber wasn’t sure what her future held after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she now uses her interest in human behavior to design systems that leverage machine learning algorithms to identify faces in a crowd. Her subsequent degree in computer science paved the way for her current research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory – designing software to accurately identify diverse faces from a distance, in a variety of contexts, and with privacy of each person in mind.

ORNL’s Ozpineci selected for Nagamori Award

Burak Ozpineci, a Corporate Fellow and section head for Vehicle and Mobility Systems Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of six international recipients of the eighth Nagamori Award chosen annually by the Nagamori Foundation based in Kyoto, Japan. The honor recognizes outstanding researchers and engineers working in electric motors, motor drives and related fields.

Scientists discover cancer trigger that could spur targeted drug therapies

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have definitively linked the function of a specific domain of proteins important in plant-microbe biology to a cancer trigger in humans, knowledge that had eluded scientists for decades.

The team’s findings, published in Nature Communications Biology, open up a new avenue for the development of selective drug therapies to fight a variety of cancers such as those that begin in the breast and stomach.

ORNL’s Steven Arndt to serve as American Nuclear Society president

Steven Arndt, distinguished R&D staff member in the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, began a one-year term on June 16 as the 68th President of the American Nuclear Society.

ANS is the largest organization dedicated to the study of nuclear sciences in the world, with more than 10,000 members throughout 50 plus countries. The society unites those studying nuclear sciences and technologies from the vantage point of improving people’s lives and preserving the planet.