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Simulation of turbulence inside an internal combustion engine, rendered using the advanced supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, an Office of Science User Facility. The ability to create such complex simulations helps researchers solve some of the world’s largest, most complex problems. (Image by George Giannakopoulos.)
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality

As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

January 27, 2017
Argonne physicist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the next director of the laboratory’s physics division. (Image by Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Kawtar Hafidi named director of Physics Division

Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the laboratory’s next physics division director.

January 23, 2017
A scanning electron microscopy image of flexible haloimidazole crystals, which were found to show both ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties. (Image by Seungbum Hong/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together

Thanks to a new discovery by Argonne in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University, scientists have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea of flexible ferroelectrics from the realm of oxymoron into reality.

January 16, 2017
Argonne researchers are the first to capture the formation of nanomaterial defects in near-real time. Their work will help other researchers model the behavior of materials, a step that is key to engineering stronger, more reliable materials. (Image by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory.)
For first time ever, X-ray imaging at Argonne captures material defect process

Researchers at Argonne have discovered a new approach to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.

January 16, 2017
Venkat Srinivasan has been named the director of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science. (Click image to view larger.)
Venkat Srinivasan named director of Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science

Venkat Srinivasan has been named the director of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science.

December 22, 2016
Entreprenuers embedded at Argonne National Laboratory through the Chain Reaction Innovations program will be surrounded by more than 1,600 scientists and engineers and world-leading R&D tools such as the Advanced Photon Source, above. (Click image to view larger.)
Innovators drawn to Illinois by Argonne National Laboratory’s first embedded entrepreneurship program

In an event with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Senator Dick Durbin (D-III) at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chain Reaction Innovations, the Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory, announced the selection of its first members and mentor partners.

December 19, 2016
Argonne environmental analyst Hao Cai, environmental scientist Jiali Wang and climate scientist Yan Feng observe a U.S. map that plots the albedo effects observed across various agro-ecological zones. (Image by Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the albedo (reflectivity) effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops.

November 21, 2016
The NekCEM/Nek5000: Release 4.0: Scalable High-Order Simulation Codes, a set of codes developed by  Argonne researcher Misun Min and Paul Fischer with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  won a 2016 R&D100 award. (Argonne National Laboratory)
Argonne researchers win three 2016 R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at Argonne and their partners earned three 2016 R&D 100 Awards.

November 8, 2016
One of the areas in which Argonne is participating in the Small Business Vouchers Program is advanced manufacturing. Smarter factories mean better factories and more U.S. manufacturing jobs. (Image by Shutterstock/junrong.)
Dept. of Energy and Argonne offer technical assistance to small businesses

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program is once again offering U.S. small businesses unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of DOE’s national laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory. Small businesses in the clean energy sector have an opportunity to submit requests for technical assistance as part of Round 3 of the Small Business Vouchers Program.

October 24, 2016
Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute is opening its doors to research, academic and industry partners interested in accelerating discovery and innovation through imaging. The institute combines Argonne’s broad suite of imaging and data analysis capabilities to provide researchers with structural, chemical and functional information from the atomic level to the macroscale. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Integrated Imaging Institute helps innovators envision success

Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute is opening its doors to research, academic and industry partners interested in accelerating discovery and innovation through imaging. The institute combines Argonne’s broad suite of imaging and data analysis capabilities to provide researchers with structural, chemical and functional information from the atomic level to the macroscale.

October 21, 2016