Technologist in Residence pilot program
What is the Technologist in Residence pilot program?
The Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program — partially sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy — is a new and unique opportunity to work closely with Argonne National Laboratory and the entire Dept. of Energy national lab complex to chart out new opportunities for ground-breaking collaborative research.
The TIR pilot aims to help facilitate the creation of deep, comprehensive, and long-term relationships between clean energy manufacturing companies and Dept. of Energy national laboratories.
How does the program work?
The TIR pilot will involve the competitive selection by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of approximately five pairs, each consisting of a senior technical staff member (“Technologist”) from a manufacturing company or group of companies and a senior technical staff member (“Technologist”) from a national laboratory.
In addition, the pilot will create a “Council of Technologists” comprised of the pilot participants and senior representatives from other national labs. The Council will help enable pilot participants to identify and navigate resources across the entire national lab enterprise and provide feedback to the Dept. of Energy about the most effective tools and processes for establishing long-term national lab-industry relationships beyond the pilot duration.
Whom do I contact if I have questions or want to participate?
Contact Suresh Sunderrajan, Director, Technology Development and Commercialization, Argonne National Laboratory.