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Argonne materials scientist Dillon Fong (left) and nanoscientist Elena Shevchenko received 2009 Presidential Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Two Argonne researchers receive Presidential honors

Two materials scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have received the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for researchers in the beginning stages of their independent research careers.

November 9, 2010
Autonomie, a new tool developed by Argonne National Laboratory researchers, is expected to reduce the time and money needed for the auto industry to design and test alternative vehicle technologies.
Argonne launches new tool to help auto industry reduce costs

The Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory unveiled today a new "plug and play" modeling tool that complements the automotive industry's interest in reducing costs by accelerating the development and introduction of advanced automotive technologies.

October 19, 2010
These silver nanoplates are decorated with silver oxy salt nanoparticles along the edges. These nanostructures were grown under irradiation of high-energy x-rays, which allowed scientists to "watch" them grow in real time. The image is from a scanning electron microscope.
Argonne scientists watch the birth of nanoparticles for the first time

The revolutionary technique allows researchers to learn about the early stages of nanoparticle generation, long a mystery due to inadequate probing methods, and could lead to improved performance of the nanomaterials in applications including solar cells, sensing and more.

October 1, 2010
The Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, housed at Argonne National Laboratory, received a $31 million grant over five years to continue its effort to solve structures of important proteins like this dehydrogenase enzyme shown above.
Argonne receives $31 million for pathogen protein studies

Argonne National Laboratory will continue to feed the national research community a steady diet of new protein structures, thanks to a $31 million grant over five years from the newest phase of the National Institutes of Health’s Protein Structure Initiative, PSI:Biology.

September 30, 2010
New technique allows 3-D visualization of quantum property

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that maps the magnetic vector potential — one of the most important electromagnetic quantities and a foundation of quantum mechanics — in three dimensions.

September 28, 2010
Argonne scientist Karena Chapman examines the diamond anvil pressure cell at the Advanced Photon Source.
New research could lead to practical uses for metal-organic frameworks

ARGONNE, Ill. – Scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National laboratory are putting the pressure on metal-organic frameworks (MOF).

September 24, 2010
Green Car of the Year tour focuses on clean diesel at Argonne

Green Car Journal’s first-ever Green Car of the Year Tour™ is taking the ‘green car’ message on the road to a media-only event this Friday, August 20, at Argonne National Laboratory, located 30 miles outside of Chicago.

August 17, 2010
Respected battery industry veteran Dr. Ralph Brodd has been selected to lead the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center.
Kentucky surges ahead in efforts to help build domestic battery industry

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that respected battery industry veteran Dr. Ralph Brodd has been selected to lead the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. The center is a partnership among Argonne National Laboratory, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

July 19, 2010
GMCA-CAT beamline scientists won an R&D 100 award for the development of a X-ray beam collimator. Pictured: Robert Fischetti, Shenglan Xu, Nagarajan Venugopalan, Derek Yoder, Ruslan Sanishvili, Michael Becker, Sergey Stepanov, Oleg Makarov, Sudhir Pothineni and Steve Corcoran. Not pictured: Craig Ogata, Mark Hilgart and the University of Michigan's Janet Smith.
Argonne wins two R&D 100 awards for breakthroughs in protein crystallography and nanotechnology research

Two innovative technologies that enhance the ability to study nanomaterials and large biological proteins have won R&D 100 awards, regarded as the “Oscars of invention,” for Argonne National Laboratory.

July 8, 2010
Engineer Mike Duoba tests a car at Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, where colleagues celebrated the SAE approval of a new set of standards to test the fuel economy and emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Mileage markers: Argonne researchers recharge plug-in vehicle standards

Mike Duoba and his colleagues are celebrating the recent approval of SAE J1711, the revised recommended practice for figuring out the fuel economy and exhaust emissions test procedures of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). The Argonne engineers primarily revised the test procedures to better evaluate PHEV technologies.

June 29, 2010