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Burak Ozpineci

Section Head
Vehicle & Mobility Systems Research Section
Sustainable Transportation Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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February 18, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. (EST)

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom
(The speaker will present via Zoom, attendees are welcome to attend in person or online.)

Hybrid Friday Meeting Details:

Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future upcoming Friday meetings with the link below:
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In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. Attendees are no longer required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

Meeting Sponsorships Available

ETEC has 2022 meeting sponsorships available. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are listed below. To see the months available and to purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting during the month
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in ~4 weekly newsletters per month
  • Logo with link to your website on the events page of the ETEC website


Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

February 25 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome to attend.)
March 4 - Mike Paulus, Tech Transfer Director, ORNL
March 11 - Derren Burrell, President, Veteran Ventures Capital
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Other Events

Feb 17 - UTRF Tech Talk: Enhancing Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence
Feb 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Feb 22 - PTAC: 2022 TN Procurement Opportunities Conference
Feb 28 - PTAC: How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Mar 1 - KTech/WITT: Women Leaders Panel, Set Boundaries and Avoid Burnout without Guilt
Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022
Mar 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Mar 21-24 - Launch Tennessee: Innovation Week
Mar 22 - BDL: Labor Market & Supply Chain Update, Marianne Wanamaker, PhD
Mar 22 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Mar 30 - Save the Date: Jim Campbell's Retirement Party (Calhoun's on the Lake, 5:00-7:00 pm)

RECAP: ETEC Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

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ETEC's annual event was a great success. Members and their guests enjoyed breakfast in a venue with plenty of space, visiting with each other in person, a fun keynote given by Adam DeMella, and watching the 2021 awards presentations for three out of five winners.

We still have two Muddy Boot Awards to present. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 1, 2022, where we will reveal the winners at our Friday morning meeting.

For links to watch the award presentation videos click on the names of our winners: Megan Houchin, Steve McCracken, and Jennifer Tyrell.

If you were not able to join us and want to watch the full event, visit the ‘Members/Friday Presentations’ page on our website. To log in, click here. If you are unable to log in and cannot reset your password, please contact Nicole.

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be in December of this year. Watch for more details coming soon.


Economic Development Honor Among ORNL’s 5 Federal Laboratory Awards

DOE’s ORNL, TVA, and the TN Department of Economic and Community Development were recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for their impactful partnership that resulted in a record $2.3 billion investment by Ultium Cells. A joint venture of General Motors and LG Energy Solution, Ultium Cells plans to build a battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN that will employ 1,300 people.

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Economic development honor among ORNL’s 5 federal laboratory awards

Crews Employ Novel Strategies in Cleanup of High-Risk Structure at ORNL

EM crews recently devised innovative approaches to enable deactivation and demolition of the final portion of the former Radioisotope Development Laboratory. That structure, known as the East Cell Bank, is on DOE’s list of high-risk excess contaminated facilities. It’s located in the heart of ORNL near ongoing research missions.

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Crews Employ Novel Strategies in Cleanup of High-Risk Structure at ORNL

DOE Optimizes Structure to Implement $62 Billion in Clean Energy Investments

DOE announced an organizational realignment to ensure that the Department has the structure needed to effectively implement the clean energy investments in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Energy Act of 2020.

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DOE Optimizes Structure to Implement $62 Billion in Clean Energy Investments From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

John A. Hopkins Announces He Will Step Down as IACMI CEO

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation announced that John A. Hopkins, Ph.D., will step down from his role as chief executive officer effective March 31, 2022. IACMI is one of 16 Manufacturing USA innovation institutes created to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing through large-scale public-private collaboration on technology, supply chain, and workforce development.

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John A. Hopkins Announces He Will Step Down as IACMI CEO

TVA Board Authorizes New Nuclear Program to Explore Innovative Technology

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors ratified approval of a programmatic approach to exploring advanced nuclear technology as a component of its decarbonization goals as discussed at its meeting on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Feb. 10, the board’s first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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TVA Board Authorizes New Nuclear Program to Explore Innovative Technology

"More Podcasts for You..."

Here are two podcasts you might be interested in. One is Research Park Chronicles, produced by the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farms, and the other is, 'Gone Fission', created to communicate the impressive accomplishments of DOE's Environmental Management program.

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"More Podcasts for you..."


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