Argonne National Laboratory

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the network of physical
objects accessed through the Internet, as defined
by technology analysts and visionaries.

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet, as defined by technology analysts and visionaries.

While possibly creating efficiencies in areas such as advanced manufacturing and infrastructure design, production and resilience, the Internet of Things (IOT) also creates new and unknown technological, economic and security risks to the nation and, more broadly, the world.

Argonne IOT research focuses on scaling and securing connectivity for the imminently disruptive IOT, by building on the laboratory's strengths in analysis and optimization of interdependencies and connectivity in the grid, transportation, water and physical infrastructure sectors.

Longer term focus will draw upon Argonne's world-class research capabilities in energy storage, nanomaterials, scientific simulation and applied mathematics, and detection technologies to lead IOT research and development. This will involve emerging areas of expertise at the laboratory such as connected and autonomous systems, energy harvesting and the Secure and Resilient Integrated Infrastructure initiative to broaden the solution space and anchor Argonne’s ownership of securing and scaling the IOT.