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Suresh Sunderrajan has been named the associate laboratory director for the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Sunderrajan to lead Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate

Suresh Sunderrajan has been named the associate laboratory director (ALD) for the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach (STPO) Directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

October 2, 2017
Argonne’s Sibendu Som explains how the VERIFI team – along with the Aramco Research Center, Detroit – reduced engine design time from months to weeks. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Turbocharging engine design

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have moved the development process into the passing lane. For the first time, Argonne’s scientists and engineers pinpointed engine designs for a given fuel using the Mira supercomputer at the heart of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

September 27, 2017
Starting in November 2017, Robert O. Hettel will oversee the planning, construction and implementation of the upgrade of Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Robert O. Hettel to lead APS Upgrade

Robert O. Hettel has been appointed Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. He will join Argonne in November 2017.
Hettel, a veteran accelerator designer and expert on storage-ring light sources, comes to Argonne from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory that includes the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).

September 19, 2017
Several small businesses recognized as nuclear energy innovators will have a chance to work with Argonne National Laboratory through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, or GAIN, initiative. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Small businesses to GAIN from Argonne nuclear expertise

Six small businesses receive GAIN vouchers to work with Argonne.

September 15, 2017
Santanu Chaudhuri, Ph.D. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Chaudhuri named Director of Manufacturing Science and Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory announces the appointment of Santanu Chaudhuri, Ph.D., as the Director of the Laboratory’s new Manufacturing Science and Engineering initiative, effective Sept. 14, 2017.

September 14, 2017
Those who are selected for the Chain Reaction Innovations program will gain, among other things, access to Argonne National Laboratory’s world-class R&D infrastructure and technical expertise.  (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne opens call for second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations

Argonne opens call for second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 5 through Oct. 13.

September 6, 2017
Diego Fazi from Argonne National Laboratory discusses technology at a laboratory pitch competition. He will moderate a pitch competition for innovations arising from work at Argonne on Sept. 14. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
A ‘shark tank’ for Argonne scientists

Argonne scientists participating in Lab Accelerator will present on their emerging technologies Sept. 14. The top presenter will go on to a national Lab Accelerator contest.

August 30, 2017
Argonne Chemist Stephen Klippenstein has helped discover major chemical pathways that scientists can potentially exploit on a number of levels. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Discovery suggests new significance of unheralded chemical reactions

Argonne and Columbia researchers reveal new significance to a decades-old chemical reaction theory, increasing our understanding of the interaction of gases, relevant to combustion and planetary atmospheres.

August 29, 2017
The soil microbial carbon pump (MCP) moves carbon derived from microbial anabolism into soil where it can become stabilized by the entombing effect. The yin-yang symbol represents a key part of soil MCP that links aboveground vegetation to belowground soil, and creates a sense of movement to illustrate that the movement is driven, but driven differently, by fungi and bacteria. (Image by Xuefeng Zhu.)
The outsized role of soil microbes

Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry.

August 28, 2017
Argonne research shows that we can generate energy and mitigate methane emissions from food waste. (Image by Shutterstock/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Trash to treasure: The benefits of waste-to-energy technologies

Using landfill waste to produce energy generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights the benefits of food waste as a potential source of energy.

August 25, 2017