From the Director

Here at Argonne, teams of renowned scientists and engineers conduct world-class, mission-driven research, seeking answers to fundamental questions that range from the nanoscale to the cosmos and developing innovative solutions to America’s greatest challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.

Working alongside leading researchers from universities, private industry, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratory system, we are using Argonne’s outstanding scientific tools to develop new technologies with the power to transform our energy economy. Through our collaborations with researchers here at Argonne and around the world, we are discovering new ways to sustainably generate and store energy, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet and its changing climate.

Science revels in big questions. Every day at Argonne, we are immersed in great challenges, great opportunities and great discoveries. Together, we seek to pose the biggest, most compelling questions, and to find answers that will provide lasting value to our nation and to the future of the American scientific enterprise.

Whether you are a student, a researcher, a neighbor, a new visitor or an old friend, I am proud to welcome you to Argonne National Laboratory.

Peter B. Littlewood, Director