Lakeside Sustainable Infrastructure Model

Developing a couple model of buildings, transportation systems, energy systems, and other urban infrastructure for long term planning and design of urban areas

Acoustic Building Infiltration Measurement System/Sonic Leak Quantifier

Developing, testing, and validating a new system for measuring the infiltration (uncontrolled air leakage) of all types of buildings

Buildings and Climate-Environment

Buildings consume over 40% of our nation’s total energy and over 75% of its electricity. In order to meet carbon reduction goals, our nation needs to reduce the energy use of both new and existing buildings. Argonne’s Building Energy Decision and Technology Research (BEDTR) team is developing new tools and technologies to support the design, construction, operation, and retrofit of more energy efficient buildings that also provide better comfort and indoor environmental quality for occupants.

Positive Electrodes for Lithium Batteries

This invention relates to new high-capacity cathode materials with high lithium content that can act as a reservoir for lithium. The new materials have potential application in lithium-ion batteries with anodes such as graphite, graphene, and silicon. There is also potential application in batteries utilizing lithium metal anodes.

Argonne and Mississippi State University partner to create energy storage technology solutions for southeast regionAugust 13, 2015

Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the electric grid in the Southeast region.

Erdemir receives patent for ultra-fast surface hardening technologyAugust 11, 2015

A newly patented technology by Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at Argonne National Laboratory could greatly extend the lifetime of mechanical parts. The team designed a device for ultra-fast boriding, which compared to conventional boriding techniques saves time, money and energy, and even alleviates environmental concerns.