ORNL Science

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest multi-program science and energy laboratory, with scientific and technical capabilities spanning the continuum from basic to applied research. These resources enable the Laboratory to tackle an exceptionally wide range of research and development assignments, from fundamental nuclear physics to applied R&D on advanced energy systems.

As an educational participant, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a world-class research facility that will directly benefit your career goals.

Science & Discovery at ORNL Focuses on Six Disciplines

Advanced Materials

ORNL is a world leader in advanced materials research and development

Clean Energy

We are committed to providing cost-effective green energy options

National Security

We apply our scientific and technical resources to the world's most pressing security threats

Neutron Science

Neutron research is helping scientists understand the structure and properties of materials

Nuclear Sciences

Nuclear science research focuses on global security and green energy options for America


Computing underpins scientific disciplines, from astrophysics to biology to climate research