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Megan Clifford has been named Chief of Staff at Argonne National Laboratory. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne appoints Chief of Staff

Megan Clifford has been named Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, effective January 1, 2018.

November 21, 2017
Argonne won several R&D 100 Awards for its reusable Oleo Sponge, which can clean up oil spills from water and absorb up to 90 times its own weight in oil. Argonne researchers who helped develop the Oleo Sponge include Jeff Elam, Ed Barry, Seth Darling, Jason Avila, Anil Mane and Joe Libera (from left to right). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne scientists capture several R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently earned several R&D 100 Awards.

November 21, 2017
DOE Secretary Rick Perry awarded Argonne with nearly $4.7 million for nine projects in three divisions. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Department of Energy awards flow into Argonne

DOE Secretary Rick Perry awarded Argonne with nearly $4.7 million in projects as part of the DOE’s Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) in September.

October 18, 2017
Argonne’s Sibendu Som explains how the VERIFI team – along with the Aramco Research Center, Detroit – reduced engine design time from months to weeks. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Turbocharging engine design

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have moved the development process into the passing lane. For the first time, Argonne’s scientists and engineers pinpointed engine designs for a given fuel using the Mira supercomputer at the heart of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

September 27, 2017
Several small businesses recognized as nuclear energy innovators will have a chance to work with Argonne National Laboratory through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, or GAIN, initiative. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Small businesses to GAIN from Argonne nuclear expertise

Six small businesses receive GAIN vouchers to work with Argonne.

September 15, 2017
Santanu Chaudhuri, Ph.D. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Chaudhuri named Director of Manufacturing Science and Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory announces the appointment of Santanu Chaudhuri, Ph.D., as the Director of the Laboratory’s new Manufacturing Science and Engineering initiative, effective Sept. 14, 2017.

September 14, 2017
Diego Fazi from Argonne National Laboratory discusses technology at a laboratory pitch competition. He will moderate a pitch competition for innovations arising from work at Argonne on Sept. 14. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
A ‘shark tank’ for Argonne scientists

Argonne scientists participating in Lab Accelerator will present on their emerging technologies Sept. 14. The top presenter will go on to a national Lab Accelerator contest.

August 30, 2017
Argonne research shows that we can generate energy and mitigate methane emissions from food waste. (Image by Shutterstock/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Trash to treasure: The benefits of waste-to-energy technologies

Using landfill waste to produce energy generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights the benefits of food waste as a potential source of energy.

August 25, 2017
Venkat Srinivasan, director of Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS), speaks with a researcher in one of Argonne’s battery discovery laboratories. Srinivasan will speak about partnering opportunities with Argonne at Battery Industry Day on June 14. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne hosts Battery Industry Day to boost collaboration

Argonne will highlight its array of innovative battery work – including its revolutionary Nickel Manganese Cobalt blended cathode structure – during Battery Industry Day on Wednesday, June 14.

June 14, 2017
Argonne postdoctoral researcher Ed Barry wrings out a sheet of Oleo Sponge during tests at Argonne. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory; click to view larger.
Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanup

Scientists at Argonne have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily adsorbs spilled oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface.

March 6, 2017