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Argonne Distinguished Fellow Orlando Auciello is a six-time winner of an R&D 100 Award. The award has been given since 1963 by R&D Magazine for the top high technology innovations of the year.
Argonne wins four 'Oscars of Innovation' from R&D Magazine

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have won R&D 100 awards.

June 22, 2011
Argonne physicist Thomas Prolier won a DOE Early Career Research Award to apply atomic layer deposition to the manufacture of superconducting cavities for accelerators.
Argonne scientists win four Early Career Research Awards

Four scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have been selected to receive Early Career Research Awards from DOE.

May 20, 2011
Peter Littlewood, Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Peter Littlewood named Associate Laboratory Director at Argonne

Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory.

May 17, 2011
Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory launch fleet vehicle study

The Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory today announced a new fleet research study aimed at identifying fuel cost savings and efficiencies that will make the Tollway more sustainable and have a regional application for other municipal fleet operations.

May 3, 2011
Engineer Richard Vondrasek installs a new turbo pump on the Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU). CARIBU reached world record efficiencies for ionization efficiency of solids.
Argonne's CARIBU charge breeder breaks world record for efficiency

Argonne's Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade project has reached 11.9 percent efficiency with metallic particles of rubidium. The previous metal record was 6.5 percent, using potassium, achieved at Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Cosmology in Grenoble.

April 12, 2011
Students attending Science Careers in Search of Women see first-hand what science and technology careers are all about.
Argonne to host annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference

To encourage and inspire more young women to pursue careers in science, Argonne will host its 24th annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference on April 14, 2011, welcoming approximately 350 high school students from across the Chicago area to experience science and engineering first hand.

April 7, 2011
Argonne's patented technology allows for the continuous removal of charged products like organic acids from aqueous streams and eliminates the requirement to continuously add neutralizing agents.
Argonne, Nalco strike licensing deal on resin wafer technology

Argonne National Laboratory and Nalco Company have reached a licensing agreement for an electrodeionization technology that will help significantly reduce the cost of producing clean energy and of the chemicals and water used in industry.

March 17, 2011
John Bahns, Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Liaohai Chen and Stephen Gray find new way to assemble nanoparticles.
Scientists use light to join nanoparticles into new materials

For many years, scientists have searched for ways to assemble nanoparticles—tiny bits of matter less than a millionth of an inch across—into larger structures of any desired shape and form at will. This effect has been achieved in a new study by using a laser as if it were a magic wand, creating an assembled, continuous filament as the laser beam is moved around.

March 14, 2011
Computer model of reactor coolant flow.
Argonne to host MeV Summer School for early-career nuclear engineers

Argonne National Laboratory will host a 10-day school this summer to provide early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in integrated modeling, experimentation and validation to prepare them for some of the key challenges and demands facing the nuclear energy renaissance.

March 10, 2011
WIST initiates activities to engage young women and students to consider careers in science and technology with Argonne’s Science Careers in Search of Women Conference.
Argonne celebrates International Women's Day

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology program, a unique program that supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s commitment to recruit, retain and promote women researchers as part of a diverse and strengthened scientific workforce.

March 8, 2011