Researchers fight friction and wear with one-atom-thick grapheneOctober 13, 2014

Nanoscientist Anirudha Sumant and his colleagues at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials and Argonne’s Energy Systems division applied a one-atom-thick layer of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon, in between a steel ball and a steel disk. They found that just the single layer of graphene lasted for more than 6,500 “wear cycles,” a dramatic improvement over conventional lubricants like graphite or molybdenum disulfide.

Commercialization of Research Short Course Meet and Greet
The Postdoctoral Programs Office presents "Commercialization of Research Short Course Meet and Greet" Monday, Oct. 13, noon to 1 p.m., Bistro 213 Cafeteria, Private Rooms.

Commercializing your Research—Sample Agenda

You want your research to make an impact on the world, but you don’t know where to begin.

This four part class will guide you through the process and demystify it, giving you confidence to explore the next step. Be prepared for interactive, hands-on work.

General Overview – intro to the process

2014 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium
The 2014 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Theory and Computing Sciences Center at Building 240.

Collaboration Opportunities

All staff are highly encouraged to attend. The event will provide opportunities for networking, scientific collaboration and discussion. External representatives from scientific corporations and organizations will attend. Postdocs are encouraged to network and speak with representatives during the seminar talks and poster sessions.

Intern Spotlight: LaVaun BowlingOctober 6, 2014


Intern Spotlight: Kevin BanksOctober 6, 2014


Creating Successful Scientific Posters
Are you presenting a poster at the upcoming Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium?

Want to make an AWARD WINNING poster? That’s right—award winning!