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    Professor Miao Yu Named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Professor

    Professor Miao Yu Named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Professor

    Miao Yu, associate professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter Career Development Professor. His research focuses on developing advanced nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications.

    Funding for New DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Brookhaven Lab

    Funding for New DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Brookhaven Lab

    UPTON, NY--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) to be led by DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Brookhaven EFRC, named "Molten Salts in Extreme Environments," will focus on understanding the properties of a class of materials with potential applications in energy technologies--particularly in nuclear power.

    Two Stony Brook Researchers Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards Totaling $21.75M

    Two Stony Brook Researchers Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards Totaling $21.75M

    Stony Brook University received notification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that two proposals directed by SBU faculty to expand or develop Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) designed to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security will receive funding totaling $21.75 million. The two Stony Brook EFRCs are the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), led by renowned energy storage researcher, Esther Takeuchi, PhD, which will receive a four-year $12 million grant for the existing center; and the creation of a new EFRC, A Next Generation Synthesis Center (GENESIS) led by John Parise, PhD, which will receive a four-year $9.75 million grant.

    Seth Davidovits Wins 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Dissertation Award

    Seth Davidovits Wins 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Dissertation Award

    Article describes dissertation award won by Seth Davidovits.

    DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service

    The U.S. Department of Energy officially launched the Lab Partnering Service (LPS), an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE's 17 national laboratories.

    Department of Energy Announces $75 Million for High Energy Physics Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $75 million in funding for 77 university research awards on a range of topics in high energy physics to advance knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

    Thesis Prize Winner's Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions

    Thesis Prize Winner's Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions

    Alessandro Baroni is helping demystify one of the most mysterious particles. His work is contributing to our understanding of neutrinos, and it has earned him the 2017 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for work performed on a thesis related to research at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

    10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPon July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1.

    Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

    Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

    Ames Laboratory will receive $10.75 million over four yearrs for a new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals as one of the Department of Energy's Energy Frontier Research Centers.

    DOE Awards $100 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $100 million in funding for 42 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security.

    Argonne welcomes <em>The Martian</em> author Andy Weir

    Argonne welcomes <em>The Martian</em> author Andy Weir

    Best-selling science fiction author Andy Weir visited Argonne to give a series of standing-room-only talks, inspiring students and scientists alike.

    United States and Italy Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Sterile Neutrino Research

    United States and Italy Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Sterile Neutrino Research

    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Italian Embassy, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, signed an agreement for collaboration on research with the international Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program hosted at DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

    UW Professor and Clean Energy Institute Director Daniel Schwartz Wins Highest U.S. Award for STEM Mentors

    UW Professor and Clean Energy Institute Director Daniel Schwartz Wins Highest U.S. Award for STEM Mentors

    Daniel Schwartz, University of Washington Professor and Clean Energy Institute Director, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) this week.

    Lawrence Livermore-Developed Petawatt Laser System Fully Integrated at Eli Beamlines

    Lawrence Livermore-Developed Petawatt Laser System Fully Integrated at Eli Beamlines

    After evaluation by an international peer review group, the L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolni Břežany, Czech Republic. The group assessed the laser performance, determined that all performance parameters have been successfully met - capable of reaching the 1 petawatt, 10 hertz (Hz) design specification - and that the system is ready for integration with the experimental systems and first experiments.

    Stealth Mark Licenses ORNL Invisible Micro-Taggant for Anticounterfeiting Applications

    Stealth Mark Licenses ORNL Invisible Micro-Taggant for Anticounterfeiting Applications

    StealthCo, Inc., an Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based firm doing business as Stealth Mark, has exclusively licensed an invisible micro-taggant from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The anticounterfeiting technology features a novel materials coding system that uses an infrared marker for identification.

    ORNL's Summit Supercomputer Named World's Fastest

    ORNL's Summit Supercomputer Named World's Fastest

    The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world's fastest computing systems.

    Three Researchers Affiliated with Jefferson Lab Receive DOE Early Career Awards

    Three Researchers Affiliated with Jefferson Lab Receive DOE Early Career Awards

    Three young scientists affiliated with Jefferson Lab win grants to support research for building better accelerators and for using Jefferson Lab's recently upgraded accelerator and supercomputers to suss out new information about subatomic particles.

    Department of Energy Selects 84 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 84 scientists from across the nation - including 30 from DOE's national laboratories and 54 from U.S. universities - to receive significant funding for research as part of the DOE Office of Science's Early Career Research Program.

    Three Argonne Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Awards

    Three Argonne Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Awards

    Three Argonne researchers have earned the DOE's 2018 Early Career Research Program awards.

    Four SLAC Scientists Awarded Prestigious DOE Early Career Research Grants

    Four SLAC Scientists Awarded Prestigious DOE Early Career Research Grants

    Four scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive Early Career Research Program awards for research that's developing new ways to study fundamental particles with machine learning and study nanoscale objects and quantum materials with powerful X-ray laser beams.

    PPPL Physicists Aim to Unlock Mysteries of Fusion with Early Career Research Awards

    PPPL Physicists Aim to Unlock Mysteries of Fusion with Early Career Research Awards

    Article describes PPPL winner of DOE Early Career Awards.

    Ames Laboratory's Ke Earns DOE Early Career Research Award

    Ames Laboratory's Ke Earns DOE Early Career Research Award

    Ames Laboratory scientist Liqin Ke is one of 30 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories to be selected for funding as part of the DOE's Early Career Research Program.

    6 Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

    6 Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

    Six scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science to receive significant funding for research through its Early Career Research Program.

    Stony Brook's AERTC Selected for Leadership Role in Nationwide Consortium on Offshore Wind Industry

    Stony Brook's AERTC Selected for Leadership Role in Nationwide Consortium on Offshore Wind Industry

    Stony Brook's Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) will play a key role in a nationwide research and development consortium for the offshore wind industry. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority was awarded a $18.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. New York State, through NYSERDA, has committed an additional $20.5 million to fund the consortium supporting Gov. Cuomo's initiative Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

    Professor Emily Liu Receives $1.8 Million DoE Award for Solar Power Systems Research

    Professor Emily Liu Receives $1.8 Million DoE Award for Solar Power Systems Research

    Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to receive a $1.8 million award to study high-temperature molten-salt properties and corrosion mechanisms.