OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
LEADS BY EXAMPLE
The record 179 R&D 100 Awards received by ORNL
demonstrate our commitment not only to great science,
but also to our nation’s economic competitiveness.
Some of the world’s best scientists and engineers call
Oak Ridge home, and we’re especially adept at applying
research and development to some of the toughest
challenges of clean energy and global security – and
creating economic opportunity through our discoveries
and partnerships with business and industry.
At ORNL, researchers have access to some of the world’s
most powerful and unique tools for science, including
the Spallation Neutron Source; High Flux Isotope Reactor;
five state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron
microscopes; and Titan, the nation’s most powerful
supercomputer for science.
Our unparalleled combination of talent and advanced
instrumentation has yielded significant achievements,
including high-temperature superconducting materials,
the discovery of messenger RNA, ion channeling, super
steels, superhydrophobic materials, groundbreaking
neutron scattering and the role of the Y chromosome.
No institution has won more R&D 100 Awards, and our
ability to connect science and the marketplace promises
many more in years to come.