Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farmsJuly 7, 2015

Scientists from Argonne are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimize—land use. In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, these researchers are finding ways to simultaneously meet three objectives: maximize a farmer’s production, grow feedstock for bioenergy and protect the environment.

Early career scientist Charudatta Phatak wins energy research awardJuly 6, 2015

Charudatta Phatak, an assistant materials scientist at Argonne, has received the 2015-16 NU-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research.

Meet and Greet Panel Discussion
All postdoctoral researchers are invited to attend a "Visiting Faculty Meet-and-Greet Panel Discussion on Wednesday, July 8, noon, Bistro 213 Cafeteria, Private Dining Rooms.

Stop by to meet the visiting faculty and see what it is like making the transition from a postdoctoral researcher to a professor.

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Postdoc Open Forum
All postdoctoral researchers are cordially invited to attend an all-hands session with Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs Al Sattelberger.

The Open Forum will take place Monday, July 6, 3:30 p.m., Building 240 TCS, Rm. 1416.

Discussion will focus on research integrity and Sattelberger's role as Research Integrity Ombudsperson.

Light refreshments will be served.

Making the Pitch Workshop
The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) presents "Making the Pitch Workshop" Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 362 Auditorium.

Lunch will be provided and will be served at 11:45 a.m., with the workshop starting at noon.

This workshop is open to all Argonne employees interested in learning more about speed networking and the art of the sales pitch

CNM User Access Program Overview

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) user program provides access to equipment, facilities, and personnel that support CNM's overall focus on nanoscale materials.

Jumpstart: Mentoring Basics
Postdoctoral Program Coordinator Tina Henne presents a seminar on mentoring Thursday, June 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Bistro 213, Dining Room A/B.


What do Werner Heisenberg and Harry Potter have in common? Mentors! (Gottfried von Leibnitz and Albus Dumbledore, respectively). All employees are welcome to learn more about becoming a mentor or a mentee at the next JumpStart meeting Thursday, June 18.

Highlights of the RSC Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticle Synthesis and AssemblyJune 16, 2015

In the nearly hundred-year history of the Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion conference, only two meetings had been held in the United States before this meeting at Argonne National Laboratory on April 20-22, 2015. The conference focused on the topic of nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, an exciting research area that has seen many remarkable scientific breakthroughs during the past two decades. It was co-sponsored by Kansas State University, Argonne ’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), and Cogent Inc., with 125 attendees coming from 23 countries.