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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director.

Keppens, current head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UT’s College of Engineering, brings a knowledge of advanced materials—substances with properties that go beyond the norm in one or more aspects, such as electronically or chemically—that will allow her to transition to the new role without a learning curve.

“Dr. Keppens carries a wealth of materials science knowledge to this position along with a passion for broadening our understanding in these areas of research,” said UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “She has worked well in research partnerships with ORNL and will be a strong leader of the institute.”
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College of Architecture and Design joined project leader Oak Ridge National Laboratory and close to 20 industry partners Wednesday, September 23, to unveil a 3-D-printed building and vehicle that produce and share energy.

The shared energy system—Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, or AMIE—demonstrates the integration of generating, using, and storing electrical power. Both the building and vehicle were built using the additive manufacturing process of 3-D printing.

The unveiling took place at ORNL as the kickoff to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry Day.

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