Brookhaven Lab Wins Three 2016 R&D 100 Awards

Innovations in microscopy, catalysis, and nanomaterials are among the 100 technologies and services of the past year selected by R&D Magazine to receive awards.

Alice Cialella Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Alice Cialella leads a department whose research is focused on aerosol chemistry and microphysics, aerosol-related infrastructure, climate and process modeling, cloud processes, data management and software engineering, terrestrial ecosystems, meteorological services, and tracer technologies.

PNNL Wins 2 R&D 100 Awards for Underground Cleanup, Carbon Capture

Tools that track underground contaminants and speed carbon capture technology development are among R&D Magazine's 100 most innovative scientific breakthroughs of the year.

Argonne Nanoscientist Honored as Fellow of the American Physical Society

Gary Wiederrecht, a senior nanoscientist at Argonne National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

2017 DOE Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program Allocations Announced

The 37 projects selected for the 2017 Community Science Program (CSP) of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, "exploit DOE JGI's experimental and analytical 'omics' capabilities and build our portfolio in key focus areas."

State's Three Largest Public Research Institutions to Increase Collaboration

The state's three largest public research institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which expresses the intent of the parties to increase research collaborations on complex challenges and provide additional research and training opportunities for students in the state. The memorandum was signed recently by leaders at the University of Washington, Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Collaboration Yields Open Source Technology for Computational Science

The gap between the computational science and open source software communities just got smaller - thanks to an international collaboration among national laboratories, universities and industry.

Brookhaven Lab 'Higgs Hunter' Sally Dawson Receives J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics

UPTON, NY -- Sally Dawson, a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the 2017 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics. The award, given by the American Physical Society (APS), recognizes Dawson and her three co-authors of The Higgs Hunter's Guide, a seminal book first published in 1989 on the physics of Higgs bosons--fundamental particles predicted by the accepted theory of particle physics as essential to generating the mass of fundamental particles, and discovered in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012.

Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls. The group is receiving $1 million a year for three years from the DOE's Office of Science to develop a subdiffraction Raman imaging platform that will provide an unprecedented look at the specific chemical structures of plant cell walls and then determine how best to deconstruct plant material as a source of biofuels.

Argonne's Curry-Nkansah Wins Egretha Award

The Egretha Foundation, which was formed 10 years ago to celebrate the successes of African-American women in the Chicago area, will honor Maria Curry-Nkansah, chief operations officer of the Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate at Argonne National Laboratory, with their annual award on October 21.

Ames Laboratory Senior Scientist Paul C. Canfield Receives James C. McGroddy Prize

Professor Paul C. Canfield, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory has been awarded the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials by the American Physical Society (APS).

ORNL Offers New Partnership Opportunities for Small Businesses

Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to request technical assistance from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot.

Tomoyasu Mani Wins 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists

Tomoyasu Mani is being recognized for his work at Brookhaven Lab to understand the physical processes occurring in organic materials used to harness solar energy.

SLAC Theoretical Physicist James Bjorken to Share 2017 Wilson Prize

Theoretical physicist James D. "BJ" Bjorken, a professor emeritus at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will share the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for groundbreaking theoretical work that helped researchers understand and cope with an important constraint on the intensity and focus of particle beams in accelerators.

Ames Laboratory's Debra Covey awarded Mid-Continent FLC Professional of Year Award

Debra Covey, associate lab director and director of Sponsored Research Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has been named the 2016 Technology Transfer Professional of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Mid-Continent Region.

Critical Materials Institute Announces Domestic Rare-Earth Magnet Partnership with INFINIUM

The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute announced today a new partnership with INFINIUM, a metals production technology company, to demonstrate the production of rare-earth magnets sourced and manufactured entirely in the U.S.

New Equipment Allows Ames Laboratory, ISU Researchers to Simulate Commercial Materials Processing

New equipment installed as the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory lets researchers precisely control and measure what happens to materials during an array of simulated industrial processes from casting and forging to sintering and extrusion.

Argonne and Kyma Technologies Win Spot in Second Cohort of Technologist in Residence Program

A collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory and Kyma Technologies focusing on advanced semiconductor devices has earned a spot in the second cohort of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Technologist In Residence Program.

Brookhaven Lab to Play Major Role in Two DOE Exascale Computing Application Projects

Scientists will help develop modeling and simulation applications for next-generation supercomputers to enable advances in nuclear and high-energy physics and chemistry research.

Trevor Petach Receives 2016 Klein Award

Trevor Petach is the winner of the 2016 Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award - an annual prize recognizing outstanding research accomplishments by new investigators based on work performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Jefferson Lab Becomes an Intel(r) Parallel Computing Center and Deploys Newest Parallel Computing Cluster

Work on computing the behaviors of the smallest bits of matter in the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has just gotten a nod from Intel(r), as the laboratory becomes the newest Intel(r) Parallel Computing Center. Jefferson Lab has also just installed its newest parallel computing cluster, featuring Intel(r) architecture, which is set to go into production in October.

Samsung Licenses ORNL Transparent Superhydrophobic Glass Coatings for Electronic Devices

Samsung Electronics has exclusively licensed optically clear superhydrophobic film technology from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve the performance of glass displays on smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.

Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield

GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels.

ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source Marks Decade, Honors Pioneers Shull, Wollan

The Spallation Neutron Source marks a decade as a leading neutron science facility today at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.