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    U.S., India Sign Agreement Providing for Neutrino Physics Collaboration at Fermilab and in India

    U.S., India Sign Agreement Providing for Neutrino Physics Collaboration at Fermilab and in India

    Earlier today, April 16, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and India's Atomic Energy Secretary Dr. Sekhar Basu signed an agreement in New Delhi to expand the two countries' collaboration on world-leading science and technology projects. It opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects under way in both countries: the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) with the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab and the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).

    Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named Fellow of Materials Research Society

    Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named Fellow of Materials Research Society

    Nanomaterials expert Ganpati Ramanath, the John Tod Horton '52 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) "for developing creative approaches to realize new nanomaterials via chemically directed nanostructure synthesis and assembly and for tailoring interfaces in electronics and energy applications using molecular nanolayers."

    Doing the Neutron Dance

    Doing the Neutron Dance

    Two materials scientists, Suzanne te Velthuis and Stephan Rosenkranz, have been named fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).

    Hirohisa Tanaka Joins SLAC to Push Limits of Neutrino Physics

    Hirohisa Tanaka Joins SLAC to Push Limits of Neutrino Physics

    Accomplished neutrino physicist Hirohisa Tanaka has joined the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a professor of particle physics and astrophysics. He oversees a group at the lab that is preparing for research with the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). The experiment will give scientists unprecedented opportunities to learn more about neutrinos - fundamental particles with mysterious properties that could play crucial roles in the evolution of the universe.

    University Teams to Compete in Department of Energy's 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition

    University Teams to Compete in Department of Energy's 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition

    The U.S. Department of Energy is proud to announce the 29 university teams selected to compete in the third annual Cyber Defense Competition (CDC), taking place April 6-7, 2018.

    Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House

    Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House

    The free event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility. The biennial open house features tours of the lab's unique particle accelerator facilities, as well as hands-on activities and interactive displays and demonstrations.

    WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

    WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

    West Virginia University is one of only two universities worldwide selected to receive a research and development program award from AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software. The first-of-its-kind award will be used to focus on the research and development of next generation engineering design and simulation software.

    NASA Awards Research Grant to Develop More Efficient Water Management Systems for Space Exploration

    NASA Awards Research Grant to Develop More Efficient Water Management Systems for Space Exploration

    Efficient and compact cooling and water management systems are critical to human exploration of space. Two mechanical engineers at Wichita State University are researching ways to improve cooling efficiency and water recycling systems by developing a new device that affects water liquid-to-vapor changes.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Shi Receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Shi Receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award

    Jian Shi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Shi will use the three-year, $450,000 grant to pursue fundamental research on nanoscale complex materials that could lead to the development of next-generation resilient and high-performance energy conversion and sensing technologies.

    Kerstin Kleese van Dam Receives 32nd Town of Brookhaven Annual Women's Recognition Award for Science

    Kerstin Kleese van Dam Receives 32nd Town of Brookhaven Annual Women's Recognition Award for Science

    The award recognizes the contributions Kleese van Dam--director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative since 2015--has made to scientific computing and data management over the past three decades.

    Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader

    Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader

    The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has announced that Andrei Seryi will become its new associate director for accelerator operations, research and development in June.

    First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe

    First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe

    Announcement describes completion of construction of FLARE, a powerful new machine to study magnetic reconnection.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Sun Receives Power Electronics Achievement Award

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Sun Receives Power Electronics Achievement Award

    Jian Sun, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering and director the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the 2017 R. David Middlebrook Outstanding Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He was recognized for "contributions to modeling and control of power electronic converters and systems."

    FGC Plasma Solutions Wins Top NASA Innovation Award

    FGC Plasma Solutions Wins Top NASA Innovation Award

    Argonne Chain Reaction Innovator Felipe Gomez del Campo has received the 2018 NASA iTech award for X-Factor Innovation.

    Sandia Researcher Jacqueline Chen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Sandia Researcher Jacqueline Chen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Chen is among the 99 new members from around the globe in the 2018 class.Election to the National Academy of Engineering is the highest professional distinction for an engineer in the United States.

    PNNL Helps Form International Energy Storage Organization

    PNNL Helps Form International Energy Storage Organization

    News Release DALIAN, China -- Energy storage allows power operators across the nation to balance electricity supply and demand instantaneously, affording ratepayers a more resilient power supply.Now the focus on energy storage is global. In January, energy storage experts at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory joined forces with their counterparts around the world to forge the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, or ICESI.

    University Partnership to Help Nevada Scientists Commercialize Discovery

    University Partnership to Help Nevada Scientists Commercialize Discovery

    UNLV's Office of Technology Transfer and the Desert Research are partnering to help faculty and students leverage each other's talent and resources to transform inventionsĀ into new products and services.

    DOE Seeks Industry Partners for HPC Research on Materials in Applied Energy Technologies

    DOE Seeks Industry Partners for HPC Research on Materials in Applied Energy Technologies

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a funding opportunity totaling $3 million to support projects between U.S. industry and DOE national laboratories related to improving materials in severe or complex environments through the new High Performance Computing for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Mtls) Program.

    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $30 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

    Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award 179 grants totaling $30 million to 149 small businesses in 36 states.

    Microgrid Coming to Northern California Airport

    Microgrid Coming to Northern California Airport

    Designed by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, the microgrid will generate green electricity, create jobs for local contractors and technicians, and provide an energy lifeline in the event of a natural disaster.

    ORNL Wins Four FLC Technology Transfer Awards

    ORNL Wins Four FLC Technology Transfer Awards

    Four technologies developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have earned 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU Create Joint Research Co-Laboratory to Advance Precision Medicine

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU Create Joint Research Co-Laboratory to Advance Precision Medicine

    News Release PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and OHSU today announced a joint collaboration to improve patient care by focusing research on highly complex sets of biomedical data, and the tools to interpret them.The OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory, called PMedIC, will provide a comprehensive ecosystem for scientists to utilize integrated 'omics, data science and imaging technologies in their research in order to advance precision medicine -- an approach to disease treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.

    The Mysteries of Plasma and Solar Eruptions Earn PPPL Graduate an Astrophysics Prize

    The Mysteries of Plasma and Solar Eruptions Earn PPPL Graduate an Astrophysics Prize

    Article describes dissertation award for graduate of Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences.

    45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

    45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

    Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took in the night sky for the first time and recorded its observations on glass photographic plates. Today, the dome closes on the previous science chapters of the 4-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope and starts preparing for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. This map could help determine why the universe is expanding at faster and faster rates, driven by an unknown force called dark energy.