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Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ted Fox Deputy Associate Laboratory Director Energy and Engineering Directorate March 19, 2009. Oak Ridge National Laboratory evolved from the Manhattan Project. ORNL in 1943 The Clinton Pile was the world’s first continuously operated nuclear reactor.

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Oak ridge national laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ted FoxDeputy Associate Laboratory Director Energy and Engineering Directorate

March 19, 2009


Oak ridge national laboratory evolved from the manhattan project
Oak Ridge National Laboratory evolved from the Manhattan Project

ORNL in 1943The Clinton Pile was the world’s first continuously operated nuclear reactor

2 Managed by UT-Battellefor the Department of Energy


Ornl became one of the great research labs of the 20th century

Pioneered the production Projectand separation of plutoniumto help win World War II

Founded the fieldof neutron scattering

Developed new materialsfor science and industry

ORNL became one of the great research labs of the 20th century

  • Made scientific discoveriesthrough advanced computing

  • Helped to establishnuclear medicine

  • Explored the healthand environmentaleffects of radiation

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We apply our strengths in science Projectand technology to six major missions

  • Advanced materials

  • Neutron sciences

  • Ultrascale computing

  • Systems biology

  • Advanced energy systems

  • National and homeland security

4 Managed by UT-Battellefor the Department of Energy

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Ornl has had a long rich history of human health research
ORNL Has Had A Long Rich History Of Human Health Research Project

  • Radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating disease

  • Understanding the hazards of radiation on humans

  • Instruments for detecting and preventing disease

  • Devices for medical applications

Bill and Lee Russell


Transforming the new biology into bioenergy and biomaterials production
Transforming the new biology into bioenergy and biomaterials production

Developing biobased solutions for energy,the environment, and carbon sequestration

Partnering with the University of Tennessee to develop a pilot-scale biorefinery and R&D facility for cellulosic ethanol


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