JCESR introduces high school students to the future of battery scienceJuly 30, 2015

Early this summer, 80 Chicago-area high school students got a glimpse of the importance of energy storage and how battery science is improving our world both today and tomorrow.

Water Treatment at AECOM
Yujung Chang will give an introductory presentation about AECOM's core business in water treatment and management on Thursday, July 30, 10 a.m., Bldg. 362, Rm. E356.

Chang is the vice president in charge of the water treatment department of AECOM.

About AECOM Technology Corporation:
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

An Ignition Regime Diagram and Its Implications to Pre-ignition and Super-knock in IC Engines
"Mild" and "strong" ignition phenomena have been experimentally observed in shock tubes and rapid compression machines in which the mixture condition is expected to be nearly homogeneous. The “mild” ignition behavior is attributed to early auto-ignition of hot spots leading to ignition front propagation, and is considered to be the main cause for the discrepancies in the prediction of the ignition delay times. The present study reports 1D and 2D parametric studies of computational simulations to represent the distinct ignition characteristics.
Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returnsJuly 17, 2015

Silicon-based solar panels, which dominate the market for solar power, usually need about two years to “pay back” the energy used to make them. But for technology made with perovskites—a class of materials causing quite a buzz in the solar research community—the energy payback time is only two to three months.

NE Social Club Cookout
The Nuclear Engineering Social Club has rescheduled the July Cookout for Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. located outside the Building 205 Library.

All site occupants are invited to attend.

Argonne working with Ford and FCA US to study dual-fuel vehiclesJuly 9, 2015

It’s not as challenging as mixing oil and water, but scientists at Argonne are partnering with industry to study a tricky fuel mixing problem that could lead to more efficient engines.

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.