Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

An oxymoronic type of material becomes a reality

X-rays detail formation of material defects on the atomic scale.

Under Earth’s surface, tiny microbes have a major impact

High magnetic fields change electronic behavior

Innovators drawn to Illinois by Argonne’s first embedded entrepreneurship program

70 Years of Discovery

Centers and Joint Institutes

Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science
ACCESS helps customers make energy storage breakthroughs that change the market and the world.
Nano Design Works
NDW acts as a concierge, helping customers tap the spectrum of Argonne’s capabilities to meet their specific needs.
Chain Reaction Innovations
CRI provides innovators with laboratory tools, seed capital and collaborators to grow early-stage technologies.
Institute for Molecular Engineering
IME is a UChicago-Argonne partnership to explore nature at the nanoscale to build new materials and devices.
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
JCESR is a hub to develop clean energy storage technologies for transportation and the grid.
Argonne Leadership Institute
The Leadership institute offers services, guidance and resources to cultivate leadership potential.
Risk and Infrastructure Science Center
RISC designs tools to inform decision-making for challenging security, risk and resilience problems.
Computation Institute
CI is a UChicago-Argonne partnership to advance science through innovative computational approaches.
Center for Electrochemical Energy Science
CEES works to identify novel energy storage chemistries for next-gen lithium batteries.


After serving as Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project since 2014, Henderson leaves Argonne to become director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia.
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