EESA News & Highlights
Ann Schlenker Participates in Consumers Union Panel
June 13, 2013 -- Ann Schlenker, Director of Argonne's Center for Transportation Research, served as a panelist in the Consumers Union event "Fuel Economy: Now in the Future." Read more
Ali Erdemir Joins STLE Executive Committee
May 27, 2013 -- Argonne Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), beginning his one-year term on May 5. Read the story
White House Women's Leadership Summit on Climate and Energy recognizes Argonne scientists
May 23, 2013 -- Three Argonne researchers – Robin Graham, Leah Guzowski and Ann Schlenker – are part of a select group of women experts being recognized by The White House Women's Leadership Summit on Climate and Energy. Read the story
Graphene layers reduce wear and friction on sliding steel surfaces
May 22, 2013 -- Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory discovered that they could substitute one-atom-thick graphene layers for oil-based lubricants on sliding steel surfaces, enabling a dramatic reduction in the amount of wear and friction. Read the story
AVTCs Celebrate 25 Years
May 22, 2013 -- For more than 25 years, the U.S. Department of Energy has sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the North American auto industry. Read the story
Meet Leah Guzowski
May 10, 2013 -- As an energy policy scientist at Argonne, Leah Guzowski applies a systems perspective in support of two core areas of the lab's mission: energy and national security. Read the story
Argonne, UChicago and Ben-Gurion Water Partnership
May 1, 2013 -- The University of Chicago (UC) and Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a research partnership in discovering and creating new water purification, procurement and production technologies. Read the story
Al Sattelberger to lead DOE Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee
April 29, 2013 -- Al Sattelberger, Argonne's Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis (EESA), has been appointed as the chair for the Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Advisory (NEAC) Committee. Read the story
Meet J'Tia Taylor
April 25, 2013 -- Argonne's J'Tia Taylor analyzes emerging nuclear technologies to assess their nonproliferation implications. Read the story
Yung Liu Wins RFID Award
April 24, 2013 -- AIM, the industry association and worldwide authority on bar code, RFID, RTLS and mobile computing, has selected Argonne National Laboratory to receive the 2013 Active RFID Award. Read the story.
Women @ Energy: Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz
April 22, 2013 -- Dr. Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz has nearly twenty years of experience in nuclear reactor analysis, nuclear material safeguards and nuclear nonproliferation. Read the story
Women @ Energy: J'Tia Taylor
April 11, 2013 -- J'Tia Taylor currently works as a Technical Nonproliferation Specialist in the National Security Department at Argonne National Laboratory assessing proliferation concerns associated with nuclear technology to support the interpretation and creation of United States policy. Read the story
The Spirit of Innovation
April 10, 2013 -- A key to America's rise as a nation was the ingenuity and boldness its citizens showed when faced with challenges. President Obama is calling on us to continue that tradition when it comes to our energy future. Watch the video.
Where Are They Now Update: Henning Lohse-Busch
March 27, 2013 -- Henning Lohse-Busch, a Research Engineer at Argonne's Advance Powertrain Research Facility, talks about his experience as an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) alumnus. Watch the video.
Meet Ann Schlenker, Director of the Center for Transportation Research
March 20, 2013 -- Ann Schlenker, Director of Argonne's Center for Transportation Research, talks about advanced vehicle research and mentoring. Watch the video.
President calls for new Energy Security Trust during Argonne visit
March 15, 2013 -- President Barack Obama announced a major energy proposal during a visit to Argonne National Laboratory on Friday, March 15. Read the story.
Argonne's Hussein Khalil quoted in ANS news release supporting SMRs
March 1, 2013 -- Hussein Khalil, director of the NE Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is quoted in an American Nuclear Society news release supporting small modular reactor research. Read the story.
Argonne and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode material
February 25, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, located outside of Chicago, and California Lithium Battery, Inc. (CalBattery), a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator portfolio company, announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement for an Argonne-developed, silicon-graphene composite anode material for high-energy lithium batteries.
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Johnston, Warner receive award for VAT
February 13, 2013 -- Argonne Nuclear Engineering Division researchers Roger Johnston and Jon Warner have received the 2013 CSO40 Award from CSO (Chief Security Officer)Magazine for outstanding business value and security thought leadership in their work with Argonne’s Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT). Read the story.
High-Performance Computing Enables Huge Leap Forward in Engine Development
January 29, 2013 -- When we turn the key in our car's ignition, we usually don't think about the combustion process that takes place inside the engine that enables the car to go. We just know that it works. Read the story.
Nanoscale 'Goldilocks' phenomenon could improve biofuel production
January 15, 2013 -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University have discovered a new path to the development of more stable and efficient catalysts. Read the story.
Donald G. Hillebrand Elected SAE International President
January 10, 2013 -- SAE International's voting membership elected Donald G. Hillebrand, PhD, as its President. Dr. Hillebrand is Director of Argonne National Laboratory's Energy Systems Division. Read the story.
Forrest Jehlik answers transportation questions on Facebook
January 8, 2013 -- Forrest Jehlik participated in a live Facebook chat to discuss different aspects of vehicle technology. View the chat.