About Us

The Energy Systems Division (ES) at Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research to develop sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization; to minimize our dependence on imported energy; and to enhance our national security.

While much of our research is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, we also conduct research for other federal agencies and for a wide range of private companies from small start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. 

Our expertise encompasses:

  • Transportation technologies - technology to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from vehicular systems including automobiles, trucks, buses and locomotives
  • Distributed energy systems - technology to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from stationary power sources
  • Process engineering and analysis - transitional and transformational industrial technology to improve resource efficiency, profitability, and competitiveness in a global economy
  • Environmental security science and technology - advanced technologies for detection of chemical and biological species of interest for environmental protection, national security and disease detection

Explore this website to learn more about the Division’s current programs and our capabilities, or contact us with your questions.

Above: ES Director Don Hillebrand speaks on the future of transportation.

Available Technologies

Please see Argonne's Technology Development and Commercialization pages for information about technologies available for licensing.