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Seth B. Darling

Interim Associate Laboratory Director

Interdisciplinary science and engineering of materials-for-water


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. He also serves as Senior Scientist in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division and Director of the Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) Energy Frontier Research Center. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. His group’s research centers around molecular engineering with a current emphasis on advanced materials for cleaning water, having made previous contributions in fields ranging from self-assembly to advanced lithography to solar energy. He has published over 150 scientific articles, holds 20 patents, is a co-author of popular books on water and on debunking climate skeptic myths, and lectures widely on topics related to energy, water, and climate.