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Elena Timofeeva is a principal chemist at Argonne. Her work focuses on functional nanomaterials and nanofluids.
Argonne scientists receive recognition for clean energy research

Midwest Energy News has named Elena Timofeeva and Leah Guzowski to its inaugural 40 under 40 list.

October 21, 2015
Seventh-grade students from Sawyer Elementary School in Gage Park on the south side of Chicago toured Argonne National Laboratory and conducted hands-on experiments as part of  the 11th annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Outreach Day. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Hispanic and Latino students get an inside look at science at Argonne

Seventh-graders from Chicago's Sawyer School get up close and personal with science at Argonne's 11th annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Outreach Day.

October 19, 2015
George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, and Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (click on image to enlarge)
JCESR accomplishments halfway through its five-year charter

With JCESR at its halfway point, 2 1/2 years into its five-year charter, this is a good time to step back and look at the big picture: how far we have come, what we have learned and where we are going.

October 13, 2015
A visualizaton of a human interactome, the set of molecular interactions in a cell (Credit: Andrew Garrow) (Click image for larger view.)
Mapping the Protein Universe

Argonne researchers are collaborating with other national laboratory teams to better understand proteins and what they do.

October 8, 2015
Experts met to discuss the challenges of managing urban heat islands, using the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave as a case study. Image by Dustin Phillips (Flickr) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; click to view larger.
Twenty years after ‘95: What climate change means for heat waves, cities and forecasting

Doug Sisterson, a meteorologist at the Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the widespread impacts of climate change at a September 16 forum hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 1, 2015
Giulia Galli, Argonne Senior Scientist
Novel scalable software helps in silico discovery of materials for energy

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

September 17, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory hosted participants for a the Modeling, Experimentation and Validation Summer School, an annual 10-day program that provides early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in modeling, experimentation and validation of nuclear reactor design. (Click image to view larger.)
MeV Summer School prepares next-generation nuclear scientists

The Modeling, Experimentation and Validation, or MeV, Summer School is an annual 10-day program that provides early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in modeling, experimentation and validation of nuclear reactor design.

September 15, 2015
Batteries have helped make our on-the-go way of life possible, but what do you know about how they work? Photo by Piotr Zajc/Shutterstock.
Four things you may not know about batteries

Batteries have helped make our on-the-go way of life possible, but what do you know about how they work?

September 4, 2015
Mike Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, works with high school students at coding camp. Students learned the Python programming language, among other problem-solving skills related to computer science. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne programming camp sparks students’ scientific curiosity

Argonne National Laboratory hosted a summer coding camp with 42 students from Chicago-area high schools. Four days of lessons covered an introduction to the Python programming language, emphasized problem-solving skills and showed students what it’s like to be a STEM professional.

August 10, 2015
At “Charging up the Classroom,” students check how much power they have produced after using wind turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. All photos by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to view larger.)
JCESR introduces high school students to the future of battery science

Early this summer, 80 Chicago-area high school students got a glimpse of the importance of energy storage and how battery science is improving our world both today and tomorrow.

July 30, 2015