Vanderbilt welcomes ORNL researchers for collaborative climate and justice workshop

Vanderbilt hosted the Vanderbilt University–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Workshop on Climate Change and Environmental Justice on Oct. 9, welcoming ORNL researchers for a dynamic discussion on the climate change research the organizations are undertaking and to explore potential collaborations.

The workshop, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, was the second time in a year that Vanderbilt has hosted ORNL on campus.

ORNL leadership visited Vanderbilt in fall 2022 for a two-day immersion into Vanderbilt research initiatives related to energy, climate and global security. October’s workshop was designed to allow a larger group of ORNL scientists and Vanderbilt faculty to dive deeper into potential areas of collaboration.


Three Vanderbilt faculty were deeply involved in organizing the workshop with OVPRI: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jason Valentine, who serves as Vanderbilt’s ORNL faculty liaison and the Deputy Director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), Janey Camp, a research professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Jonathan Gilligan, professor of earth and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering.