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Argonne National Laboratory

Research Organizations

Argonne’s directorates and divisions

The best and brightest come to Argonne to pursue big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible.

Our pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries pushes the boundaries of fundamental science, applied science, and engineering to solve complex challenges and develop useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world.

Argonne conducts fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. Through a continual pursuit of excellence and scientific achievement, our broad research agenda and unique scientific facilities support every aspect of the innovation ecology: basic research, technology development, and prototype development and testing.

Argonne’s research and development programs are organized into directorates as follows: