Khalil Amine is head of the Technology Development group in the Electrochemical Energy Storage Department within Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. The Amine and his team conduct much of their research projects in collaboration with other organizations, including universities, industry, and other federal laboratories, and has intellectual property available for licensing.
Hannes Bernien is an Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago as well as a Joint Appointee in the Materials Science division at Argonne National Laboratory.
Anand Bhattacharya and his colleagues seek to discover and understand novel electronic and magnetic properties that emerge in epitaxial thin films and heterostructures of various crystalline materials.
Yue Cao studies the emergent properties in a wide range of materials using a handful of X-ray methods, including angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), (resonant) inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS/RIXS) and coherent X-ray diffraction (CXD).
Joint Appointment/Center for Molecular Engineering (CME)
John A. MacLean Sr. Professor for Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise; Director, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, University of Chicago
Joint Appointee, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Research: Ionic polymers with controlled charge sequences; directed self-assembly of chiroplasmonic nanostructures through stereocomplexation for next-generation nano-metamaterials
Seth B. Darling is the Interim Associate Laboratory Director of the Advanced Energy Technologies Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory and also serves as the directorate’s Chief Science & Technology Officer.
Massimiliano “Max” Delferro is a chemist and group leader of the Catalysis Science Program in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His work focuses on plastics recycling and the development of cleaner, safer solutions that benefit industries and individuals around the world. He is also a principal investigator of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Senior Chemist/Group Leader and Argonne Distinguished Fellow
Jeff Elam leads Argonne National Laboratory’s Functional Coatings Group in the Applied Materials division. The group develops coating technologies for a diverse range of applications including energy storage, photodetectors, and water purification. He has won five R&D 100 Awards and holds numerous patents.
Marco Govoni is Assistant Scientist in the Materials Science Division and Center for Molecular Engineering. Marco is a materials scientist with experience in interdisciplinary projects at the crossroads between physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and data science. He develops predictive modeling techniques based on first principles numerical simulations to help design advanced materials for renewable energy, water, and quantum information technologies.
F. Joseph Heremans is a Staff Scientist in the Materials Science Division and Center for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Lab and a CASE affiliated scientist at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
Stephan Hruszkewycz’s research focuses on using and developing scattering techniques in conjunction with computational tools to characterize nanoscale structure and dynamics in materials, most recently with coherent x-ray diffraction.
Xuedan Ma is a staff scientist within the Nanoscale and Technology division at Argonne National Laboratory, a scientist at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, and a fellow at Northwestern University.
Alex Martinson is a Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Materials Science Division, Emerging Materials Group. He also serves as Deputy Director of Science for the Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems Center. The aim of his research is to discover and leverage technologically relevant surface chemistries and optoelectronic processes that occur at the interface between materials. His research tests the limits of what is possible in digital materials synthesis and device fabrication at length scales approaching the atomic level.
John F. Mitchell is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Associate Director of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1993 for theoretical studies of defect structures and order-disorder transitions of early transition metal chalcogenides. His current research emphasizes materials synthesis, crystal growth, and studies of correlated electron materials, quantum magnets, and topological matter.
Cristina Negri is the Director of the Environmental Science (EVS) Division overseeing environmental research conducted by approximately 160 staff and collaborators. Her current interests are in leading the development and execution of the Division’s strategic programmatic direction inclusive of a diverse research portfolio in environmental sciences.
Joint Appointment [C]/Center for Molecular Engineering (CME)
Jiwoong Park is a Professor in Molecular Engineering at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and a Joint Appointee in the Materials Science division at Argonne National Laboratory.
Joint Appointment/Center for Molecular Engineering (CME)
Shrayesh Patel is an Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, as well as a Joint Appointee in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering division at Argonne National Laboratory.
Orlando Quaranta is a member of the Detector Group in the X-ray Science division of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering.
Joint Appointment/Interim Deputy Laboratory Director for Science & Technology
Matthew Tirrell is the interim deputy laboratory director for science and technology, chief research officer, science strategist, and advisor. In this role, he works with the laboratory director and associate laboratory directors to develop and shepherd Argonne’s scientific and technical portfolio and to articulate the Laboratory’s strategic priorities including through the development of Argonne’s Office of Science Annual Laboratory Plan.
May Wu is a principal environmental system scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and the Principal Investigator of a multi-year water analysis project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Her research focuses on water use, water quality, and water resource availability in the development of conventional and renewable energy and fuels.
Jie Xu has been an Assistant Scientist at Argonne National Lab since 2018. Her research focuses on engineering molecular packing structures under non-equilibrium state, with the aim of achieving organic materials with advanced properties for flexible electronics. Recently, Jie started the effort of combining artificial intelligence and high-throughput robotics systems to accelerate the discovery of electronic functional materials, and to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of their complex and hierarchical assembly during synthesis/processing (https://www.anl.gov/cnm/polybot). She received her PhD degree in chemistry from Nanjing University, with her research focusing on understanding molecular packing structures and dynamic behavior in nanoconfined soft matter. Subsequent postdoctoral training at Stanford University applied her background in polymer physics to the emerging field of skin-like electronics, with the development of a new class of polymer-based stretchable electronic material and the realization of integrated, intrinsically stretchable transistors and circuits. She received the Materials Research Society Postdoctoral Award and is named to the MIT Technology Review’s list of Innovators Under 35 as an inventor for skin-like electronics and the Newsweek list of America’s Greatest Disruptors as a budding disruptor.
Tian Zhong is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and a Joint Appointment in the Materials Science division at Argonne National Laboratory.