CSMD Science Council

Project Status: Active

The main goal of CSMD Science Council is to serve as a liaison, connecting people in the division to others at the lab who have similar or complementary interests:

  • Get to know the relevant people in the division and finding out what they are doing.
  • Help to re-design the newsletter and CSMD division/group web pages.
  • Help with division-wide seminars.
  • Support professional societies.
  • Help with proposals: connecting people, red team.


CSMD/CSED Seminar Series

This seminar series is designed to help sustain and grow the connections between CSMD and CSED to the benefit of both divisions. CSED is a leader in many application areas that can benefit from the more foundational research being performed in CSMD, while this foundational research needs ties to important applications in the ORNL mission space in order to maintain relevance. The seminars in this series will align around different topics in which staff are working on related problems from different perspectives. Each will contain two 20-minute talks, one from CSED and one from CSMD, along with time for questions and discussion.
1:00pm on the first Wednesday of every month in 5700, Room L204 

Research Careers in Focus

CSMD researchers discuss the value of Professional Society Memberships

George Ostrouchov
Pablo Seleson

Internal Access Only Resources

Funding Opportunities Website
The intent of this site is to provide the proof of concept for an institutional system to raise staff awareness of funding opportunities in which ORNL is eligible to participate. 

LDRD Website
LDRD is a vital program that is governed by DOE Order 413.2C which allows ORNL to support a limited number of R&D projects to:

  • Maintain the scientific vitality of the Laboratory;
  • Enhance ability to address current and future DOE missions; 
  • Stimulate exploration of forefront science and technology; 
  • Serve as a proving ground for new research; and
  • Support high-risk, potentially high-value R&D.

2018 Early Career WorkshopBarney Maccabe's Presentation
The CSMD Science Council hosts a workshop for those researchers who are within 10 years of their PhD and are interested in the ASCR Early Career proposal process.  The goal is to help kick-start a process to enable better visibility and mentoring of our early career staff by offering key information and also informal time to discuss process and directions. 

2019 CSMD LDRD/SEED Portfolio Workshop

The CSMD Science Council hosts a workshop on the lab’s current LDRD portfolio (DRD, SEED, …).  Ramie Wilkerson, the LDRD program manager and SEED Proposal Review Committee Chair, will present an overview of the current opportunities within the program portfolio, followed by a panel of past SEED and LDRD winners.  We aim for an interactive panel session, with lots of opportunities for questions about what writing these internally funded grants are like, what the process is, and so on.  This is intended as a supplement to the specific information that comes out of the recent DRD program kick-offs.