Revolutionary advances in transportation are critical to reducing our nation's petroleum consumption and the environmental impact of our vehicles. Some of the most exciting new vehicle technologies are being ushered along by research conducted at Argonne National Laboratory.
Our Transportation Technology R&D Center (TTRDC) brings together scientists and engineers from many disciplines across the laboratory to work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), automakers and other industrial partners. Our goal is to put new transportation technologies on the road that improve the way we live and contribute to a better, cleaner future for all.
- Advanced Powertrain Research Facility
- Advanced Battery Research, Development, and Testing
- Alternative Energy & Efficiency Initiative
- Autonomie vehicle simulation tool
- Electrochemical Analysis & Diagnostics Laboratory
- Energy Storage Initiative
- Engine Research Facility
- Internal Combustion Engine Modeling
- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
- Transportation Technology R&D Center
- Transportation Research & Analysis Computing Center
- Transportation Research Facilities
- Tribology Laboratory
Thomas Wallner is a mechanical engineer with Argonne's Center for Transportation Research. His work focuses on improving engines and adapting them to use different fuels, including the "Omnivorous Engine", which automatically calibrates itself to any mix of fuels. Experts Guide »