Argonne National Laboratory, located just outside of Chicago, is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest national laboratories for scientific and engineering research. Our over 1,250 scientists and engineers aim to solve the nation's most important challenges in energy, the environment and national security.
Our mission is to apply a unique mix of world-class science, engineering and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. We create new knowledge that addresses the most important scientific and societal needs of our nation. Argonne's programmatic activities cover all aspects of the innovation ecology: basic research, technology development and prototype development and testing. We regularly work with industry through exclusive licensing, joint research and a variety of other mechanisms to transfer our inventions to the marketplace.
Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Lab at a Glance (FY12)
Budget: $794 million
- 3,456 total employees (FTEs)
- 1250 scientists and engineers
- 303 postdoctoral scholars
- 650 graduate and undergrad students
- 157 joint faculty
- 5,204 facility users
- 14 research divisions
- 6 national scientific user facilities
- 14 centers, joint institutes, program offices
- Over 200 research projects
- Collaborate with over 600 companies, numerous federal agencies, and hundreds of research institutions worldwide