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    Ames Laboratory's Frederic Perras Awarded Banting Fellowship

    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

    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

    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 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

    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.

    The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Announces $39.8 million in First-Round Application Development Awards

    The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations.

    ORNL Receives Exascale Computing Project Awards to Develop Next-Gen Applications

    ORNL Receives Exascale Computing Project Awards to Develop Next-Gen Applications

    The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received funding from DOE's Exascale Computing Project to develop applications for future exascale systems that will be 50 to 100 times more powerful than today's fastest supercomputers.

    ORNL Licenses Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Process to Momentum Technologies

    ORNL Licenses Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Process to Momentum Technologies

    The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.

    Yijin Liu Receives 2016 Spicer Award for Substantial Research Contributions Using X-Ray Microscopy

    Yijin Liu Receives 2016 Spicer Award for Substantial Research Contributions Using X-Ray Microscopy

    Yijin Liu is the winner of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource's (SSRL) 2016 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award. The award is given each year to early-career X-ray scientists who perform research at SSRL, a DOE Office of Science user facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

    3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

    3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

    A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(tm).

    Energy Department Awards Five New Argonne-Business Collaborations

    Energy Department Awards Five New Argonne-Business Collaborations

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot.

    Aleksandra Vojvodic Named MIT Tech Review Innovator Under 35

    Aleksandra Vojvodic Named MIT Tech Review Innovator Under 35

    Aleksandra Vojvodic has been named one of MIT Technology Review's 2016 Innovators Under 35, which honors exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. A staff scientist at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, she has spent the past six years working at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, where she uses theory and computation to help design better catalysts for reactions that generate and store clean energy.

    PNNL Helping Make Hydropower Cheaper, More Fish-Friendly

    PNNL Helping Make Hydropower Cheaper, More Fish-Friendly

    Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL's upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.

    Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

    Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

    Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

    ORNL Collaborates with Six Small Businesses on Clean Energy Tech

    ORNL Collaborates with Six Small Businesses on Clean Energy Tech

    Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace.

    Jefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for 
Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons

    Jefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons

    Or Hen has been awarded the 2015 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for the thesis he wrote about his research on how protons and neutrons interact inside the nucleus of the atom at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

    Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

    Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

    DOE Approves Construction of 3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project 'DESI'

    DOE Approves Construction of 3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project 'DESI'

    A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of 35 million cosmic objects has received formal approval from the Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is set to begin next year at the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, with observations starting up in January 2019.

    Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of Matter

    Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of Matter

    All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? Questions with cosmic implications like these drive many of the scientific efforts at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Three distinguished particle physicists have joined the lab over the past months to pursue research on two particularly mysterious forms of matter: neutrinos and dark matter.

    Eric Lancon Named Director of Brookhaven Lab's Scientific Data and Computing Center

    Eric Lancon Named Director of Brookhaven Lab's Scientific Data and Computing Center

    As director, Eric Lancon--a physicist who has played major roles in computing efforts for the Large Hadron Collider in Europe--oversees an integrated computing, data storage, and networking infrastructure.

    Stanford, SLAC Play Key Role in New DOE Battery Consortium

    Stanford, SLAC Play Key Role in New DOE Battery Consortium

    A newly formed Battery500 consortium, including researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive up to $10 million each year for the next five years to develop a new battery technology that could make electric vehicles go two to three times farther and make them less expensive.

    Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations

    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

    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

    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

    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).