Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL's diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE's national missions of:

  • Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;
  • Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;
  • Security—We develop and deploy "first-of-a-kind" science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.

ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology:

  • Neutrons—We operate two of the world's leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;
  • Computing—We accelerate scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advance data-intensive science, and sustain US leadership in high-performance computing;
  • Materials—We integrate basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications;

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
10,208,391 02/19/2019 Aluminum trihalide-neutral ligand ionic liquids and their use in aluminum deposition
10,207,427 02/19/2019 Carbon fiber reinforcements for sheet molding composites
10,198,580 02/05/2019 Behavior specification, finding main, and call graph visualizations
10,199,633 02/05/2019 Method of manufacturing high volumetric density electrodes from self-aligning fiber powders
10,191,094 01/29/2019 Synchrophasor measurement method for power systems
10,179,907 01/15/2019 Gene modification in clostridium for increased alcohol production
10,179,180 01/15/2019 Local thermal actuation of material surfaces via micro- and nanowire heating for the prevention of cellular attachment and biological fouling
10,179,313 01/15/2019 Super-surface selective nanomembranes providing simultaneous high permeation flux and high selectivity
10,174,408 01/08/2019 Alumina-forming, high temperature creep resistant Ni-based alloys
10,177,647 01/08/2019 DC current controller for continuously variable series reactor


The following experts from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are available to answer questions about technologies of interest to innovators and investors.

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Mahabir Bhandari
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Panos Datskos
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Diana Hun
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Jianlin Li
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G. Muralidharan
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Joshua New
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Parans Paranthaman
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Som Shrestha
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Alfonso G. Tarditi
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John A. Turner
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Thomas R. Watkins