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ORNL’s research partners in Florida span many industries and includes Gardner-Gibson, a manufacturer of coatings and adhesives; Gopher Resource, an environmental solutions provider focused on safely recycling lead batteries; AMT, a development company innovating magnetic technologies; ESE Industries, a carbon fiber composites company for automotive, aerospace, marine, and military applications; and L3Harris, a military technologies firm.

Value of contracts awarded $1.4M
27% Percentage to small businesses
22% Percentage to educational institutions
Publications authored with Florida institutions 633
Organizations that sponsored research with ORNL 4
Technology licenses issued to organizations 1
ORNL User Facilities Users in Florida
Building Technologies Research and Integration Center 5
Carbon Fiber Technology Facility 2
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences 8
High Flux Isotope Reactor 8
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility 2
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 6
Spallation Neutron Source 12

ORNL’s user facilities offer a diverse set of tools for experiments across a range of fields, including biology, materials and energy sciences, physics, engineering, and chemistry. Learn more about ORNL’s user facilities. Data reflects fiscal year 2020 except for scientific publications, which covers 2016–2020. Partner stories reflect work conducted from 2016 to present.


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaboration with Florida-based medical device manufacturer DemeTECH led to an additional 500 jobs in the Miami area to support the mass production of N95 respirator masks. DemeTECH is the state’s only National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-certified producer of the respirator masks, which are needed to protect US healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.


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