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LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. To address the uncertainty of large-scale planning with so many complex variables, LakeSim creators have prototyped a new platform that seeks to help developers plan at massive scales while anticipating the ability to build in future scenarios such as climate change, improved efficiency in buildings and transportation systems, and increased renewable energy and/or micro-grid applications. Image by Mitch Romanowski & Mary Jo Koelbl/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to enlarge).
Designing future cities

LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. LakeSim uses current architectural and energy data to make forecasts for designers on long-term large-scale developments.

October 7, 2014
Argonne Laboratory Director Peter Littlewood (left) talks with a small business owner during the second annual "Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories" event. Click to enlarge.
More than 150 attend second joint Argonne-Fermilab small business fair

On Thursday, Aug. 28, Illinois' two national laboratories – Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories – joined forces for the second year in a row to host their popular small business fair.

September 2, 2014
Argonne chemist Trevor Dzwiniel sets up a reaction calorimeter at the Materials Engineering Research Facility, which is designed specifically to help get lab breakthroughs more quickly to shelves.
Argonne’s new and improved industry and business outreach

During the last two and a half years, Argonne Technology Development & Commercialization—the business outreach arm of Argonne—underwent an extensive makeover that has put it in the best possible position to help ensure the nation's security and economic prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear-related challenges.

June 1, 2014
George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
The future of batteries: Q&A with the director of the national laboratory battery hub

George Crabtree, director of JCESR, talks about the vision, goals, and challenges on the leading edge of battery research.

June 1, 2014
Aaron Sauers
Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

April 11, 2014
CURLS is a “tunnel” that installs in an existing glove port along with various co-designed resource cartridges that allow easy and rapid changeover of resources without losing containment.
Technology available for licensing: CURLS

Containment Unidirectional Resource Loading System expands flexibility of glove boxes and other containment systems.

November 21, 2013
Andrey Elagin (left), postdoctoral scholar at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago, and Matthew Wetstein, the Grainger Postdoctoral Fellow at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago, adjust the optics in the Large Area Picosecond Photodetector testing facility. The facility uses extremely short laser pulses to precisely measure the time resolution of the photodetectors. Click to enlarge.
Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become a reality, thanks to a three-way collaboration between industry, universities and U.S. national laboratories.

November 5, 2013
Telefonix, Inc., of Waukegan, Ill., recently launched its first commercial charging station for electric vehicles.
Small business success story: Telefonix, Inc.

Telefonix, Inc., was one of the 90 local small businesses and start-ups that participated in Argonne and Fermilab’s inaugural small business outreach event - titled "Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories" - on Aug. 21 at Argonne.

October 10, 2013
Argonne scientist Anil Mane inspects a microchannel plate developed by Argonne and Incom, Inc. Microchannel plates are used in many imaging and sensing technologies.
Argonne in the marketplace: Microchannel plates with ALD

Think of an eight-inch square honeycomb structure made of glass whose pores are just a few tens of microns thick—the size of a single bacterium. In your mind’s eye, you hold the beginnings of a breakthrough technology.

September 13, 2013
This kit uses Rhodobacter bacteria to “manufacture” proteins that are integral parts of drug discovery research. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Membrane protein kit may lead to better targeted drugs

Argonne biologists Deborah Hanson and Phil Laible developed a method to produce large quantities of membrane proteins, which may lead to better targeted and more effective pharmaceuticals.

August 29, 2013