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.

Argonne Appoints New Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today the appointment of Jeffrey L. Binder to the position of Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security (EGS).

ORNL Launches New Accelerator for Energy Tech Entrepreneurs

The nation's top innovators will soon have the opportunity to advance their promising energy technology ideas at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a new program called Innovation Crossroads. Up to five entrepreneurs will receive a fellowship that covers living costs, benefits and a travel stipend for up to two years, plus up to $350,000 to use on collaborative research and development at ORNL. The first cohort is expected to start the program in early 2017.

Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) meeting: September 20-21, 2016

The Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), established on August 12, 1999, provides valuable, independent advice to the Department of Energy on a variety of complex scientific and technical issues related to its Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

Makoto Hashimoto Receives Lytle Award for Contributions to High-temperature Superconductor Research

Makoto Hashimoto, a staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), has received the Farrel W. Lytle Award for his technical and scientific contributions to a research program that has produced new insights about high-temperature superconductors - materials that conduct electricity perfectly with no resistance at temperatures significantly higher than conventional superconductors.

Ames Laboratory's Frederic Perras Awarded Banting Fellowship

Frederic Perras, a post-doctoral researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has been awarded a Banting Fellowship by the Government of Canada and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Wanted: Undergraduate Women Interested in Physics for January Conference

Undergraduate women in physics and other STEM fields are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Mid-Atlantic regional conference Jan. 13 to 15 at Princeton University. The conference will focus on workshops aimed at providing tools to encourage women to remain in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The application deadline is Oct. 14.

SLAC to Play Key Role in $30 Million DOE Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of the Durable Module Materials National Lab Consortium, or DuraMat, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new, high-performance materials for photovoltaic (PV) modules to lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power while increasing the lifetime of modules in the field. Led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), it includes SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as partners from academia and industry. The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of the Durable Module Materials National Lab Consortium, or DuraMat, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new, high-performance materials for photovoltaic (PV) modules to lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power while increasing the lifetime of modules in the field. Led by the National Renewable Energy La

Berkeley Lab Awarded DOE Grants for Greener Buildings

Berkeley Lab has been awarded more than $4 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake three projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for more than 40 percent of the country's energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

10 New Projects to be Supported Under Joint DOE User Facility Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) have accepted 10 projects for their joint "Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science" (FICUS) initiative. The accepted proposals will begin on October 1, 2016.