PNNL Appoints Two Scientists to Head Fundamental Science Directorates

Allison Campbell and Louis Terminello have been selected as the inaugural associate laboratory directors of two recently created science directorates at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Hyperion Cyber Security Tech Receives Commercialization Award

The commercial licensing of a cyber security technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) as a top example of moving technology to the marketplace.

Four Brookhaven Lab Researchers Elected as 2015 American Physical Society Fellows

The American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest physics organization, has named four researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2015 APS Fellows.

PNNL Moves Cybersecurity Software and a Novel Disinfecting System Beyond the Lab

Software that helps cybersecurity analysts prevent hacks and a microbial disinfecting system that kills with an activated salt spray are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully commercialized with the help of business partners. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored the two teams with 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer awards.

Realistic Data Needed to Evolve the 21st Century Power Grid

PNNL is helping to create open-access power grid datasets for use in testing new grid technologies.

Moore Foundation Funds Berkeley Lab for Next-Generation Accelerators

Berkeley Lab researchers will receive $2.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop compact free electron lasers that will serve as powerful, affordable x-ray sources for scientific discovery. This new technology could lead to portable and high-contrast x-ray imaging to observe chemical reactions, visualize the flow of electrons, or watch biological processes unfold.

ORNL Supports New Projects to Develop Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies.

Argonne to lead 8 DOE Grid Modernization Projects

Argonne will receive about $19 million in funding and will lead eight projects as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) announced earlier today by DOE. Argonne will participate as a partner in 23 other GMLC projects.

ORNL, SCIEX Sign License Agreement for Analytical Chemistry Tech

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2016 -- The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment.

Brookhaven Lab Expands Computational Science Initiative

Building on its capabilities in data-intensive science, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has expanded its Computational Science Initiative.

Barbara Chapman Named Head of Brookhaven Lab's Computer Science and Mathematics Group

Barbara Chapman, a leading researcher in programming languages, programming models, and compilers, has been named head of the Computer Science and Mathematics Group under the new Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory

SLAC's Stanley Brodsky Shares Pomeranchuk Prize for Theoretical Physics

Stan Brodsky, a professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has received the 2015 Pomeranchuk Prize from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) in Moscow, Russia. He shares the award with Russian physicist Victor Fadin.

Four Ames Laboratory Physicists Named "Highly Cited" by Thomson Reuters

Four Ames Laboratory physicists -- Paul Canfield, Sergey Bud'ko, Thomas Koschny, and Costas Soukoulis -- were recently named to Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2015.

Dawson Award Recognizes SLAC X-Ray Laser Experiment That Probed 3.6-Million-Degree Matter

Eight scientists have shared the 2015 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research for an experiment that used the world's most powerful X-ray laser to create and probe 3.6-million-degree matter in a controlled way for the first time.

PPPL Physicists Win Torkil Jensen Award to Conduct Key Experiments on DIII-D

PPPL physicists win Torkil Jensen Award to conduct key experiments on DIII-D

Six PNNL Scientists Among Select Group of Highly Cited Authors

Six scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are included in a new analysis of scientists whose work is cited most often by their peers. Their research is in disciplines where PNNL is highly regarded internationally - climate science, energy storage, materials science, and chemistry.

Enlisting Distributed Energy Devices to Balance the Power Grid

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its partners are developing a unique way to balance the increasingly complex power grid: an incentive-based coordination and control system for distributed energy devices such as rooftop solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles.

Mr. Rare Earth Easing Into Retirement

When Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. began work on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University and hired on as an Ames Laboratory graduate researcher in metallurgy, Dwight Eisenhower was serving his first term in the White House. Now, more than six decades later, Gschneidner is formally retiring effective Jan. 5, 2016 after a distinguished career that led him to become internationally recognized as Mr. Rare Earth.

Need Rare-Earths Know-How? The Critical Materials Institute Offers Lower-Cost Access to Experts and Research

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation, is looking to strengthen its network of industrial, commercial, educational and government partners through a newly revamped and lower-cost affiliate membership program.

Get Schooled in Rare-Earth Metals: CMI, Iowa State to Offer Unique Materials Science Class

The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.

Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

PNNL and its partners are developing three new technologies to improve the power grid, make biofuel from seaweed and produce hydrogen with grants from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.

Climate-Friendly Rice Recognized as a Top Science Development of 2015

The creation of a new kind of rice which gives off nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions during its growth has earned kudos for a team of scientists from three continents. The new kind of rice grows in a manner that nearly eliminates the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

ORNL's Zacharia, Paranthaman Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Thomas Zacharia and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory as new AAAS fellows. The two are honored for their achievements in science administration and materials chemistry, respectively.

ORNL, Solid Power Sign Exclusive License for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Tech

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Solid Power Inc. of Louisville, Colo., have signed an exclusive agreement licensing lithium-sulfur materials for next-generation batteries.

$13.5M Moore Grant to Develop Working 'Accelerator on a Chip' Prototype

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million to Stanford University for an international effort, including key contributions from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to build a working particle accelerator the size of a shoebox based on an innovative technology known as "accelerator on a chip."