PROSPECT Experiment's Search for Sterile Neutrinos Garners $3M DOE Grant

An experiment led by Yale University with partners from four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, and 10 universities will explore key questions about elusive particles called neutrinos with possible applications for improving nuclear reactor safety.

SLAC's New Computer Science Division Teams with Stanford to Tackle Data Onslaught

Alex Aiken, director of the new Computer Science Division at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been thinking a great deal about the coming challenges of exascale computing, defined as a billion billion calculations per second. That's a thousand times faster than any computer today. Reaching this milestone is such a big challenge that it's expected to take until the mid-2020s and require entirely new approaches to programming, data management and analysis, and numerous other aspects of computing.

Argonne-Developed Technology for Achieving Superlubricity Wins 2016 Techconnect National Innovation Award

A Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity that was developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has won a 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award. TechConnect is a global innovation prospecting company, delivering the most promising technologies to the world's leading corporate, investment and government clients. Principal investigator and Argonne nanoscientist Ani Sumant accepted the award on May 22 at the TechConnect-National Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. The technology received the award because it placed in the top 15% of all submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee.

Physicist Egemen Kolemen awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program

Physicist Egemen Kolemen, who has dual appointments at both Princeton University and PPPL, has been awarded funding from the DOE's Early Career Research Program. The grant, covering five years and totaling almost $850,000, will support research on how to monitor and control instabilities within fusion machines known as tokamaks.

New Argonne National Lab Program to Provide Entrepreneurs with Unparalleled Opportunity to Launch Clean Energy and Science-Based Ventures

To meet this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Opening Chattanooga Office

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga's Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory's resources and expertise.

ORNL Exclusively Licenses Carbon Fiber Processing Inventions to RMX Technologies

RMX Technologies of Knoxville, Tenn., and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for a new technology that dramatically reduces the time and energy needed in the production of carbon fiber.

New Microbiome Center to Combine UChicago, Marine Biological Laboratory and Argonne Expertise

The University of Chicago, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new partnership called The Microbiome Center that will combine the three institutions' efforts to understand the identity and function of microbes across environments.

Award Enables Research for More Efficient Accelerators

Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Grigory Eremeev has just been awarded a five-year grant through DOE's Early Career Research Program to double the efficiency of some of the most efficient particle accelerators being used for research.

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates New Research Facility at Ames Laboratory

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz emphasized the role of materials research in clean energy innovation Friday May 6 at the dedication of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory Sensitive Instrument Facility.

Three PNNL Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Three scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2016 Early Career Research Program research grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.

X-Ray Scientist Haidan Wen Wins DOE Early Career Award

X-ray physicist Haidan Wen of Argonne National Laboratory received a DOE Early Career Award, a prestigious research grant for $2.5 million over five years.

DOE's Office of Science Selects 49 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science has selected 49 scientists from across the nation - including 22 from DOE's national laboratories and 27 from U.S. universities - to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program. The effort, now in its seventh year, is designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

SLAC Partners with Palo Alto Firm to Make Klystrons Much More Efficient

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are working with a major manufacturer to make klystrons - big vacuum tubes that generate microwaves for accelerating particles - much more energy efficient.

Cyber Defense Competition 2016

Please join us for our inaugural Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition where teams of college students compete to design and defend a mock utility system (power plant) from attack.

Ames Laboratory Scientist Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. today at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

DOE Expands Program to JUMP-Start New Building Technologies

Four Department of Energy national laboratories are joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory to expand an online crowdsourcing community for building technologies called JUMP, which bridges the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace.

Powerful Mass Spectrometer Opens New Vistas for Scientists

Scientists now have access to a powerful new resource - a new 21 Tesla Ultra-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer - to help them address pressing science challenges related to the environment, biology and energy.

ORNL Hosts Southeast Bioenergy Meeting, Study Tour

Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Major Upgrade Will Boost Power of World's Brightest X-ray Laser

Construction begins today on a major upgrade to a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The project will add a second X-ray laser beam that's 10,000 times brighter, on average, than the first one and fires 8,000 times faster, up to a million pulses per second.

Charles Black Named Director of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Charles (Chuck) Black, group leader for Electronic Nanomaterials at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named CFN Director, effective March 25, 2016.

NMSU Undergrad Tackles 3D Particle Scattering Animations After Receiving JSA Research Assistantship

Waverly Gorman didn't always want to study physics. She began her college career as a mechanical engineering major. Then she took a class on quantum mechanics, and she was hooked. Now, the 21-year-old New Mexico State University junior is the latest recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship (MFURA) at Jefferson Lab.

ORNL Seeking U.S. Manufacturers to License Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Process

Researchers have demonstrated a production method they estimate will reduce the cost of carbon fiber as much as 50 percent and the energy used in its production by more than 60 percent.

PPPL's Annual Young Women's Conference is March 18

An advance look at PPPL's Young Women's Conference in STEM March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Princeton University's Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

Brookhaven Lab Named an NVIDIA GPU Research Center

UPTON, NY-- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has been named a 2016 GPU Research Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing. GPU Research Centers are institutions that embrace and use graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated computing across multiple research fields, and are at the forefront of some of the world's most innovative scientific research.