2010 EESA News & Highlights
Argonne scientists awarded supercomputing time to enable scientific breakthroughs
November 30, 2010 -- Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory lead projects that have been awarded a total of 65 million hours of computing time on Argonne’s energy-efficient Blue Gene/P (“Intrepid”) supercomputer. Read the story.
Argonne Scientists Awarded Best Paper at ANS 2010 Winter Meeting
November 22, 2010 -- Temitope A. Taiwo, Di Yun, Taek K. Kim, and Amr S.G. Mohamed from Argonne's Nuclear Engineering Division were recently honored with best paper in the Reactor Physics Division (RPD) for the American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2010 Winter Meeting. Read the story.
Argonne's George Crabtree co-chairs new APS study on integrating renewable energy into the grid
November 16, 2010 -- George Crabtree (MSD), senior scientist and Argonne distinguished fellow, co-chaired The American Physical Society's newly released study Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid. This study outlines the infrastructure upgrades that must be made to America's electricity grid. Read the story.
Jeff Chamberlain testifies before Congress on grid technology
November 15, 2010 -- Chamberlain testified to the House Committee on Science and Technology in a
field hearing on "Options and Opportunities for Onsite Renewable Energy Integration." Read the testimony.
Molecular "stencils" open up new possibilities for solar energy
November 15, 2010 -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have begun to use molecular “stencils” to pave the way to new materials that could potentially find their way into future generations of solar cells, catalysts and photonic crystals. Read the story.
The Security Fallacy: Seven myths about physical security
October 26, 2010 -- The high-tech access control device was secure, sophisticated, and complex; it was intended to protect nuclear materials and other important assets. But security experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory defeated it with parts from a Bic pen. Read the story.
Argonne launches new tool to help auto industry reduce costs
October 19, 2010 -- The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory unveiled today a new "plug and play" modeling tool called Autonomie that complements the automotive industry's interest in reducing costs by accelerating the development and introduction of advanced automotive technologies. Read the story.
Argonne's Steve Ciatti discusses advancements in clean diesel technology
October 19, 2010 -- Stephen A. Ciatti, PhD, Mechanical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory, talks about how advancements in clean diesel technology can solve tomorrow's energy challenges. Watch the video.
Argonne, China sign agreement to develop Zero Power Test Facility
September 17, 2010 -- Argonne National Laboratory and the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) have signed an agreement to develop a Zero Power Test Facility (ZPTF) at the CIAE that will be used in the ongoing Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) conversion program. Read the story.
Automotive X Prize video on validation process
September 11, 2010 -- Argonne researchers Mike Duoba and Bob Larsen are featured in a video detailing the Automotive X Prize's validation process. Watch the video.
Argonne's Powell, Sekar honored at ASME 2010 Fall Technical Conference
September 2010 -- Christopher Powell and Raj Sekar both received honors at the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division's Fall Technical Conference. Read the story.
Argonne's Mark Nutt gives keynote speech at Powell Symposium
September 2010 -- Mark Nutt, Nuclear Engineering Division, delivered the keynote speech at the 2010 Powell Symposium on September 16th, 2010 in Page Arizona. Read the story.
Argonne's Thomas Wallner featured in new exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
September 2010 -- Argonne research engineer Thomas Wallner recently lent his expertise to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry for an interactive exhibit that illustrates how combustion works. Read the story.
Different energy mixes will fuel plug-in hybrid cars
August 17, 2010 -- Few drivers know exactly which well in which country their gasoline comes from, and from an environmental standpoint, it may not matter. Read the story.
Green Car of the Year tour focuses on clean diesel at Argonne
August 17, 2010 -- Green Car Journal’s first-ever Green Car of the Year Tour™ is taking the ‘green car’ message on the road to a media-only event this Friday, August 20, at Argonne National Laboratory. Read the story.
TransForum - Special Issue on Batteries
August 2010 -- Argonne's transportation newsletter highlights the laboratory's battery research. Read the issue.
Accelerators for America's Future
July 30, 2010 -- The new report, "Accelerators for America's Future," is a product of a 2009 meeting that captured the perspectives, insights and conclusions of experts from across the spectrum of accelerator applications. Read the story.
China's Minister of Science and Technology Visits Argonne
July 22, 2010 -- Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, visited Argonne on Wednesday, July 21, to learn about the laboratory's efforts with alternative energy research. Read the story.
Argonne scientist Ali Erdemir named ASME fellow
July 20, 2010 -- Argonne Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Read the story.
Kentucky surges ahead in efforts to help build domestic battery industry
July 19, 2010 -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced today that respected battery industry veteran Dr. Ralph Brodd has been selected to lead the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. Read the story.
TransForum - Summer 2010 issue
July 2010 -- Argonne's transportation newsletter features news from the lab's Transportation Technology R&D Center. Read the issue.
Racing goes green: Ethanol vehicles proved faster than traditional racing cars
July 7, 2010 -- A group of automotive researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and industry have shown that a fuel-injected racing car engine fueled by E-85, an ethanol-based fuel, outperforms the same engine with a carburetor and leaded racing fuel. Read the story.
Mileage markers: Argonne researchers recharge plug-in vehicle standards
June 29, 2010 -- Mike Duoba, a principal mechanical engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, and his colleagues are celebrating the recent approval of SAE J1711, the revised recommended practice for figuring out the fuel economy and exhaust emissions test procedures of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Read the story.
Sattelberger named 2010 ACS Fellow
June 28, 2010 -- Alfred P. Sattelberger, Argonne's Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis, has been elected to the 2010 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Read the story.
Argonne announces three new Distinguished Fellows
June 16, 2010 -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has named scientists Amanda Petford-Long, Orlando Auciello and Ali Erdemir as Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank. Read the story.
American Nuclear Society to honor Argonne's Hussein Khalil
June 14, 2010 -- Hussein Khalil, director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division, was selected as a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the pre-eminent professional association for nuclear science and technology. Read the story.
Mississippi State U. Wins Ecocar Year Two Competition
May 27, 2010 -- Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, Calif. after designing and building an exceptional biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV). Virginia Tech earned second place with an ethanol EREV design and Penn State came in third place building a biodiesel EREV vehicle. Read the story.
Mark Peters testifies before Congress on nuclear energy
May 19, 2010 -- Mark Peters, Argonne's Deputy Lab Director, testifies before Congress on advanced nuclear fuel cycle R&D and the DOE nuclear roadmap. Watch the video. Read full text of testimony (PDF).
Khalil Amine wins 2010 ECS award for battery research
May 14, 2010 -- Argonne researcher Khalil Amine is the 2010 winner of the Battery Division Technology Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Read the story.
Argonne tests the all-electric Tesla
April 15, 2010 -- Argonne transportation engineers recently evaluated an all-electric Tesla Roadster at the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility’s new two-wheel drive dynamometer laboratory. Read the story.
Argonne's Mark Petri honored by Purdue
April 2, 2010 -- Purdue University School of Materials Engineering has named Technology Development Director Mark Petri (EESA) Outstanding Materials Engineer. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments and leadership in the materials science and engineering field. Read the story.
Argonne helps the grid get smart
March 25, 2010 -- President Barack Obama has called for one million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to hit the road by 2015. If the demand for PHEVs skyrockets, a flood of new electric cars could strain America’s power networks to the limit. Read the story.
Biochip technology reveals “fingerprints” of biochemical threats
March 23, 2010 -- Argonne biochemist Daniel Schabacker could be considered a Sherlock Holmes of bioterrorism. Although he doesn’t carry around a pipe and magnifying glass as he attempts to nab the culprit, he has a far more powerful deductive tool: the biochip. Read the story.
AARA funding to push battery technology from Argonne Laboratory to marketplace
January 19, 2010 -- After more than a decade of experience in lithium-ion battery research, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory know well the challenges of getting manufacturers interested in advanced materials for their batteries. Read the story.
Argonne receives funding for two projects to improve fuel efficiency
January 11, 2010 -- Argonne will receive funding for two of nine projects just announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at improving fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. Read the story.
Argonne gets wind of new energy models
January 11, 2010 -- Argonne researchers are developing new wind power forecasting techniques that they hope will allow power system operators and wind power plant managers to more accurately predict the amount of electricity that the wind power plants will generate at any given time. Read the story.