Argonne is poised to help our nation build an economy fueled by safe, clean, renewable energy and free from dependence on foreign oil. When achieved, this will have a tremendous impact on the American economy, while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.
Adopting renewable energy on a grand scale is a monumental task that requires next-generation technologies born out of breakthrough discoveries that push the boundaries in materials science, chemistry and engineering.
To achieve this task, multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers at Argonne are advancing the basic energy sciences, focusing their research and development on a broad portfolio of sustainable and clean energy technologies. Innovations in transportation, energy storage and alternative energy sources – including nuclear, solar, and biofuels – are all critical to the future of renewable energy in America.
Joseph Braun is a nuclear engineer with over 40 years of experience in the design, operation and safety of U.S. nuclear power plants. He teaches nuclear technology at Argonne training courses conducted for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Experts Guide »