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The Department of Energy gave Distinguished Achievement awards to Argonne’s Andrew Burnham, Keith Hardy, Amgad Elgowainy and Jeongwoo Han in June. The researchers help advance transportation, sustainability and mobility at the laboratory. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Four Argonne transportation and fuel experts collect Dept. of Energy honors

Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have earned Distinguished Achievement awards for helping to reimagine transportation, sustainability and mobility.

August 9, 2018
These are surface SEM images of Janus membrane front faces grown with 150, 200 and 300 cycles at .015, .06 and .15 second exposures. A general trend of quicker nucleation and following onset of conformal growth is observed at higher exposure doses and more cycles. This electron microscope image was taken on Carl Zeiss Merlin SEM at the University of Chicago. (Image courtesy of the University of Chicago.)
Two faces offer limitless possibilities

Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes — double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances — have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses.

July 19, 2018
A team of Argonne researchers successfully tested the Oleo Sponge off the coast of Southern California in April. From left to right: Argonne’s Seth Darling, Jeff Elam and Ed Barry. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Oleo Sponge successful in real-world conditions off California coast

Argonne’s Oleo Sponge, developed to clean oil spills, lived up to its promise in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California, in April.

July 17, 2018
Argonne will partner with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University on the Energy Frontier Research Center focused on advanced materials for energy-water systems. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Dept. of Energy taps Argonne to lead effort focused on advanced materials for energy-water systems

Argonne National Laboratory has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead an Energy Frontier Research Center focused on advanced materials for energy-water systems.

July 2, 2018
What does the future hold for plug-in electric vehicles? To find out, Argonne researchers examined 40 studies from more than a dozen counties. The future of these vehicles may depend upon their range, available charging infrastructure and the price and technology of batteries. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Checking the global pulse for electric vehicles

A team of Argonne researchers has reviewed 40 automotive market diffusion models from 16 countries to help determine how many plug-in electric vehicles consumers will buy over the next few decades.

May 25, 2018
Argonne researchers have created a very-low-friction dry lubricant that has hundreds of industrial applications and can be used virtually wherever two pieces of metal rub together in dry conditions. Left to right: Mathew Cherukara, Ali Erdemir, Badri Narayanan, Alexander Zinovev, Anirudha Sumant and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Nanodiamonds are forever

Argonne researchers have created a self-generating, very-low-friction dry lubricant that lasts so long it could almost be confused with forever.

May 10, 2018
Power plants that balance nuclear and renewable energy could increase revenues from electricity markets and reduce variable operating and maintenance costs, according to Argonne scientists. (Image courtesy of Shutterstock / Vaclav Volrab and Argonne National Laboratory.)
Balancing nuclear and renewable energy

Argonne researchers explore the benefits of adjusting the output of nuclear power plants according to the changing supply of renewable energy such as wind and solar power.

April 25, 2018
In 2017, Kansas State University tied for 2nd place at Argonne’s second annual Cyber Defense Competition. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
University teams to compete in Department of Energy’s 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy is proud to announce the 29 university teams selected to compete in the third annual Cyber Defense Competition (CDC), taking place April 6–7, 2018.

April 2, 2018
Keeping cyber attackers at bay in 2017, the team from the University of Illinois at Chicago won Argonne’s second annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
United States Department of Energy to host multi-laboratory Cyber Defense Competition

In less than one month, over a hundred college students from across the United States will convene in one of the largest cyber defense competitions in the nation. The event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, will take place on April 6-7, 2018. This event will be simultaneously hosted across three of the Department’s national laboratories: Argonne, Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest. The completion challenges students to respond to a scenario based on a real-world challenge of vital importance: protecting the Nation’s energy critical infrastructure from the cyber threat.

March 15, 2018
Scott Pinkerton, the Cyber Fed Model program manager at Argonne, made a keynote presentation last November during a workshop at the Siemens’ Corporate Technology and Mobility headquarters in Munich, Germany. The Cyber Fed Model that Pinkerton and his colleagues have developed provides near-real-time local detection and global protection capabilities against cyberattacks. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Detect locally, protect globally

Argonne’s Cyber Fed Model provides a community-based system for near-real-time dissemination of cyberthreat indicators, defensive measures, and tools to simplify use of this information. Once the system detects an attack, it rapidly repairs the local damage while also preventing its spread.

January 18, 2018