Cheng wins Midwest Energy News' 40 Under 40 Award

Lei Cheng, an assistant chemist in the Materials Science division at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has received a Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 Award.

JCESR renewed for another five years

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory and focused on advancing battery science and technology.

Binghamton designated as NextFlex New York Node for flexible hybrid electronics initiative

NextFlex has designated Binghamton University to be the New York "Node" for its flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) initiative. As the NextFlex New York Node, Binghamton will design, develop and manufacture tools; process materials and products for flexible hybrid electronics; and attract, train and employ an advanced manufacturing workforce, building on the region's existing electronics manufacturing base.

First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE's scientific mission is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neutrinos, the most abundant (and most mysterious) matter particles in the universe.

Tais Gorkhover Wins LCLS Young Investigator Award for Pioneering Novel X-ray Imaging Methods

Tais Gorkhover, a principal investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute, will receive the 2018 LCLS Young Investigator Award, granted to early-career scientists in recognition of exceptional research using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

ORNL, United Kingdom Lab Partner on Nuclear Energy Research

The United Kingdom's National Nuclear Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have agreed to cooperate on a wide range of nuclear energy research and development efforts that leverage both organizations' unique expertise and capabilities.

Nat Fisch receives Fusion Power Associates' Distinguished Career Award

Feature describes lifetime career award for PPPL physicist and professor Nat Fisch.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Include the Food-Water-Energy Interconnection

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is expanding its program to advance technologies that address the interconnection of food, water and energy.

Graham George receives Lytle Award for contributions to X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Graham Neil George, professor and Canada Research Chair in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) at the University of Saskatchewan, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Farrel W. Lytle Award for his outstanding contributions to synchrotron science at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

UIC company develops hybrid air-conditioning system with help from DOE

NETenergy, a clean tech startup company based on technology developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago and licensed from UIC, will commercialize its unique hybrid, super-efficient air-conditioning system with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.The $500,000 grant was awarded to NETenergy's partner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, as part of the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.

STAR Team Receives Secretary's Achievement Award

The Brookhaven Lab scientists, engineers, and support staff who run the Solenoidal Tracker (STAR) experiment at the Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) received one of 17 Achievement Awards presented by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the Secretary's Honor Awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C. August 29.

Buffalo State Included in New York's Clean Energy Workforce Development Initiative

As part of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's $15 million clean energy workforce development initiative, Buffalo State College is receiving a $753,000 grant to develop clean energy certificate programs.

Zaluzec Named Microscopy "Legend"

Argonne senior scientist Nestor Zaluzec has been inducted into the inaugural "legends" class of fellows of the Microanalysis Society.

New graduate student summer school launches at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Graduate physics students from across the country recently descended on PPPL for the first PPPL Graduate Summer School -- a series of lectures the week of Aug. 13 on topics in the field of plasma physics and an opportunity to meet other students with similar research interests.

NYU Scientists Part of New Software Institute Aimed at Making Discoveries in High-Energy Physics

NYU will be part of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), a National Science Foundation-backed coalition that will create next-generation cyberinfrastructure to support high-energy physics research.

Department of Energy Awards $4.3 Million to Argonne to Support Collaborations with Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded more than $20 million to help national laboratories across the country collaborate with U.S. businesses to speed promising energy technologies to the marketplace. Argonne National Laboratory received $4.3 million from DOE to fund 12 projects across six divisions.

Chuntian Cao wins 2018 Klein Award for lithium-ion battery research

Chuntian Cao, a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, discovered her passion for batteries in graduate school. She says she loves studying something that's so closely related to everyday life. In her current research, she probes lithium-ion battery materials and devices using SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, or SSRL.

Secretary of Energy honors LLNL scientist with prestigious award

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recognized LLNL chemist Bill McLean with a prestigious Secretary's Achievement Award yesterday in recognition of "pioneering technical contributions that have led to significant advancements in science-based stockpile stewardship."

JCESR receives Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award

The U.S. Secretary of Energy's office has awarded the Scientific and Operational Leadership team for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) the Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award.

HPC4Manufacturing program calls for project proposals focused on steel and aluminum

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has issued a special High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) call for proposals for projects aimed at addressing key challenges in U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing. The solicitation officially opened on Aug. 23.

Rare-Earth Magnet Recycling Tech Wins Innovation Award

Researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and Ames Laboratory invented a magnet recycling process in which magnets are dissolved in water-based solutions, recovering more than 99 percent purity rare earth elements.

Department of Energy Announces $8 Million for Particle Accelerators for Science & Society

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8 million in funding for 12 research awards on a range of topics in both basic and use-inspired research in particle accelerator science and technology.

Department of Energy Issues $31 Million Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

Engineers and Urban Designers Boost Efforts to Protect Fragile Infrastructure

Researchers at New York Institute of Technology, as part of a multinational consortium to enhance sustainability of the food/energy/water nexus in urban environments, have received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a 3-D data modeling tool known as IN-SOURCE.

American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics

The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society's Physical Review D journal, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Berkeley Lab-based Particle Data Group that produces the Review.