ORNL, Gates Foundation Partnership Benefits World Health Mission

Researchers from ORNL’s Urban Dynamics Institute (UDI) are mapping human settlements across the globe to help fight infectious diseases in developing countries. As reported in Nature, the UDI partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce the first high-resolution maps of Nigeria to aid in vaccination efforts to eradicate polio

Ryan McManamay: An Aquatic Outlook on Future Energy

Growing up in South Carolina, Ryan McManamay enjoyed a nature-rich upbringing. Both of his parents are retired teachers from the public school system and instilled in him early an appreciation for immersive learning as well as a love of the outdoors.

Jackeline Rios-Torres: Safe, Efficient Self-Driving Vehicles

If you’ve ever sat in stop-and-go traffic behind a congested merge area fuming about lost time and fuel, Jackeline “Jacky” Rios-Torres is conducting some research that could relieve your frustration.

Urban Dynamics Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Releases FY 2016 Annual Report

The Urban Dynamic Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory released it's first ever annual report for the 2016 fiscal year. We are proud to share all of the impeccable research that is taking place here with you. Throughout this report, you will get to learn more about the people, projects, and purpose of the Urban Dynamics Institute.

Estimated Bounds and Important Factors for Fuel Use and Consumer Costs of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released a joint analysis with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory which reveals the potential effect of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies including fuel use, efficiency, vehicle miles traveled, and consumer costs.