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A <em>Nature</em> study describes how Argonne and collaborating institutions helped develop a new way of converting methane to methanol using rhodium-based catalysts. (Image courtesy of Shutterstock/hkhtt hj.)
Making fuel out of thick air

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Tufts University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory teamed up to explore the potential of rhodium-based catalysts for this conversion under milder conditions.

December 7, 2017
Entrepreneur John Carlisle has been named the director of Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations program. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Successful startup founder to lead entrepreneurship program at Argonne

John Carlisle has been named the director of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a program aimed at accelerating job creation through innovation, based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

December 4, 2017
Baris Key, assistant chemist (left) and Hao Wang, postdoctoral researcher (right) prepare an experiment in Argonne’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratory. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
“Holy Grail” for batteries: Solid-state magnesium battery a big step closer

A team of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both energy dense and safe.

November 28, 2017
A team led by Argonne-based researcher Jacqui Cole has reported an advance in smart window technology that could enable cities to move closer to the goal of being energy sustainable. (Image credit: cybrain/ Shutterstock.)
Solar cell discovery opens a new window to powering tomorrow’s cities

Windows that generate electricity may have a clearer path to prominent roles in buildings of the future due to an Argonne-led discovery.

November 22, 2017
Megan Clifford has been named Chief of Staff at Argonne National Laboratory. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne appoints Chief of Staff

Megan Clifford has been named Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, effective January 1, 2018.

November 21, 2017
Argonne won several R&D 100 Awards for its reusable Oleo Sponge, which can clean up oil spills from water and absorb up to 90 times its own weight in oil. Argonne researchers who helped develop the Oleo Sponge include Jeff Elam, Ed Barry, Seth Darling, Jason Avila, Anil Mane and Joe Libera (from left to right). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne scientists capture several R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently earned several R&D 100 Awards.

November 21, 2017
Argonne is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to test and evaluate ARM processors for high-performance computing environments. (Image courtesy of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.)
Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for high-performance computing

Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors.

November 17, 2017
Argonne has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for its efforts to develop and use deep learning tools to accelerate cancer research. Here, Rick Stevens, Argonne associate laboratory director and principal investigator of the CANDLE project (left) accepts the award from HPCwire CEO Tom Tabor (right). (Image courtesy of Jeremy Thomas/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.)
CANDLE shines in 2017 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), in Denver, Colorado.

November 13, 2017
Argonne has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science and data science activities. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne forms new divisions to focus on computation and data science strengths

Argonne has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science and data science activities.

November 9, 2017
Argonne’s Karen Mulfort will accept the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Rising Star award at its national meeting in March 2018. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Catch a rising science star

Karen Mulfort, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society.

October 30, 2017