New catalyst may hasten commercialization of fuel cell vehiclesAugust 25, 2015

Supported by DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office, scientists at Argonne have developed a new fuel cell catalyst using earthly abundant materials with performance that is comparable to platinum in laboratory tests. If commercially viable, the new catalyst could replace platinum in electric cars powered by fuel cells instead of batteries, which would greatly extend the range of electric vehicles and eliminate the need for recharging.

JumpStart: Named Fellowships

Postdoctoral Program Lead Tina Henne presents "Named Fellowships" at the next JumpStart meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Bistro 213, Rm. A/B.

All are welcome to attend and bring their lunches. There is no cost or registration required.


The Named Fellowships were established to attract highly talented postdoctoral scientists and engineers to Argonne. Speaker Tina Henne will help potential applicant navigate the process by explaining:

Natural Gas Quality Biogas

Natural Gas Quality Biogas

  • Transportation Fuel and Organic Solid Fertilizer from Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Solids and Other Organic Wastes
  • Organic solid fertilizer is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and Sulfur
Employee Spotlight: Jennifer HoganAugust 10, 2015

Administrative Specialist

Synthesizing Membrane Proteins Using In Vitro Methodology

in vitro, cell-free expression system for the production of protein types that are challenging to study: membrane proteins, membrane-associated proteins, and soluble proteins that require complex redox cofactors

Magneto-Optic Biosensor Using Bio-Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles

Biological sensors can be used for a variety of applications, including the detection of medical conditions and bioterrorist threats.