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Orlando Auciello of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Argonne scientist Orlando Auciello named AAAS fellow for contributions in materials science

Orlando Auciello of Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

January 5, 2009
Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.
Photon science opens new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science

Basic and applied research that employs photon science opens up new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science. Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the APS stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.

January 16, 2009
Argonne materials scientist Mihaela Tanase observes a small magnetic disk with a transmission electron microscope. Tanase discovered a new method to control the way the atoms in the magnetic disk orient themselves to form "nanoscale vortices," which are illustrated on the computer screen.
New control of nanoscale 'magnetic tornadoes' holds promise for data storage

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to control the rotation – or chirality – of these infinitesimal "magnetic tornadoes."

January 30, 2009
Clusters of 8-10 platinum atoms deposited in pores of an aluminum oxide membrane are highly active and selective catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane. (Download hi-rez image. Art by Michael Sternberg and Faisal Mehmood.)
Argonne scientists discover new platinum catalysts for the dehydrogenation of propane

The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis.

March 13, 2009
Argonne to receive $13 million for infrastructure upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it will receive $13.1 million in funds from President Obama's American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for improvements to its electrical infrastructure that will permit an eventual upgrade of the laboratory's central campus.

March 23, 2009
Argonne scientist Tiffany Santos has been awarded a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science for her work in materials science at the Center for Nanoscale Materials.
Argonne scientist wins prestigious L'Oreal Fellowship for work in materials science

Argonne National Laboratory scientist Tiffany Santos has been awarded a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science for her work in materials science at the Center for Nanoscale Materials.

May 27, 2009
A scientist loads gears for coating with Argonne's superhard and slick material, which increases efficiency and component reliability in engines used in transportation as well as tools used in manufacturing. Argonne won an R&D 100 award for the superhard and slick material.
Argonne researchers win five R&D 100 awards

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory received five R&D 100 awards as judged by R&D Magazine.

July 21, 2009
Tijana Rajh won the Association for Women in Science-Chicago chapter's third annual Innovator Award.
Argonne chemist wins AWIS Innovator Award for nanoparticle research

The Chicago chapter of the Association for Women in Science granted its third annual Innovator Award to Tijana Rajh, group leader of the Nanobio Interfaces research group at Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials.

July 21, 2009
Argonne, North Dakota universities to form regional research partnership

Argonne National Laboratory, the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University announced today that they are developing a regional partnership to explore complementary scientific research efforts.

August 12, 2009
Argonne scientist Elena Rozhkova examines brain cancer cells under a microscope. Rozhkova, along with researchers from the University of Chicago, has developed a way to attach a antibody to nanomaterial titanium dioxide and kill brain cancer cells.
Argonne, University of Chicago scientists develop targeted cancer treatment using nanomaterials

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago's Brain Tumor Center have developed a way to target brain cancer cells using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to soft biological material.

August 19, 2009