Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations

The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today's electric vehicles by nearly tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.

Ames Laboratory PhD Student Is Awarded Margaret Butler Fellowship

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year's recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.

American Physical Society Names ORNL's Holifield Facility Historic Physics Site

The American Physical Society (APS) on Monday honored the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as an APS Historic Physics Site.

Ames Laboratory Scientists Receive DOE Award to Help Commercialize Promising Technology

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

SLAC, Stanford Scientists Work with Startup to Get Tabletop Laser Through the 'Valley of Death'

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have collaborated with a local startup company to turn a novel tabletop laser - one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials - into a commercial product.

"Dream Team" Chosen to Study Basic Science of Nuclear Waste

PNNL's "Dream Team" has been selected to lead one of four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy's cleanup mission.

Terry Brog, PPPL's New Deputy Director for Operations, Has Focus on Excellence

Terry Brog is the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's new deputy director for operations. Brog has decades of experience in senior leadership, most recently as manager of the Strategic Projects Division within the Facilities and Operations division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.

Entrepreneur Application Opens for New $4.4 Million Energy Incubator at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory's new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs, called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), opens the application period for its first cohort.

Research Begins at SLAC's Newest X-ray Laser Experimental Station

A new X-ray laser experimental station at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently welcomed its first research group, scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Siemann Graduate Fellowships Help Advance Accelerator Research

Four graduate students working on innovative accelerator technologies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have been awarded Robert H. Siemann Graduate Fellowships in Physics. Established in memory of long-time SLAC accelerator physicist and Stanford faculty member Robert Siemann, the fellowship provides funding to outstanding graduate students doing accelerator research at the lab.

Jefferson Lab Director Awarded Glazebrook Medal

The director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and president of Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, Hugh E. Montgomery, has just been awarded the prestigious Glazebrook Medal by the Institute of Physics. The Glazebrook medal is one of four Gold medals awarded annually by the Institute of Physics, a society based in the United Kingdom with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000 who work to advance physics education, research and application.

PNNL's Richard Moss to Help Guide New Phase of US National Climate Assessment

Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened a new chapter of the National Climate Assessment by announcing the appointment of new members to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Chairing this 15-member committee will be Richard Moss, a senior scientist with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

U.S. Department of Energy Commits More Than $1.7 Million to Help Commercialize Promising Argonne-Associated Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday, June 21, announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne National Laboratory and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund , it will award nearly $16 million to support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving dozens of research partners.

PNNL to Lead Regional Smart Manufacturing Center

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named to lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center as part of the national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

The Clean Dozen: 12 Techs Near Commercial Use

A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at PNNL, thanks to $4.4 million from DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.

NERSC Readying for Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-based System

For the past year, staff at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori, which consists of more than 9,300 nodes containing Intel's Xeon Phi Knights Landing processor - which was officially unveiled June 20 at the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany. The first compute cabinets are scheduled to arrive in July.

Scientists Seek New Physics Using ORNL's Intense Neutrino Source

Soon to be deployed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos.

PNNL Appoints Liyuan Liang Director of EMSL

World-class chemist Liyuan Liang of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected as the director of EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - a Department of Energy user facility on the campus of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Recognized for Its Green Programs

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received two national awards for its green purchasing program, adding to a long list of honors for PPPL's environmental programs.

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič to Visit Argonne National Laboratory

European Commission's Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič, in charge of the Energy Union, will visit the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. (USA) to learn more about Argonne's capabilities in areas such as energy storage and smart cities and expand upon already existing collaboration between DOE laboratories and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Physicists Steven Sabbagh and Jack Berkery Receive 2016 Landau-Spitzer Award

Article describes winners of the 2016 Landau-Spitzer Award and the nature of their research.

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.