Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where teams of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia, and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology, and national security.

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Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services, and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display, and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs, and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.

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Clean Energy Trust

The Clean Energy Trust accelerates development of the most promising clean energy businesses in the Midwest by connecting researchers with experienced entrepreneurs and investors who can bring new technology to the marketplace. CET facilitates transfer of new clean energy technology by helping companies find the markets, capital, and talent to become sustainable enterprises.

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Dow Chemical

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

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Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services, and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab is a multidisciplinary national laboratory located in Berkeley, California, on a hillside directly above the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. The site consists of 76 buildings located on 183 acres, which overlook both the campus and the San Francisco Bay.

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

With nearly 25 years of proven success in chemical and molecular science and particular focus on interfacial processes, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is helping resolve fundamental issues around today’s lithium-ion batteries and tomorrow’s batteries for electric vehicles and intermittent, renewable energy sources.

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Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a national security laboratory with a long history of leading research and development of energy storage technologies. We have cradle-to-grave responsibility for all power sources for Department of Energy defense programs, and apply our expertise to support Department of Defense applications.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is home to a two-mile linear accelerator—the longest in the world. Originally a particle physics research center, SLAC is now a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator, and particle physics research. Six scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for work carried out at SLAC, and the future of the laboratory promises to be just as extraordinary.

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University of Chicago

Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. We have also made an indelible mark on the world at large.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

A major research university in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, UIC provides a world-class education for its students. We are committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge as a university of growing national and international stature.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. Illinois innovation has quite literally shaped modern life. From the first Internet browser capable of showing images, to the LED that illuminates our alarm clocks, streetlights, and portable electronic devices, to the MRI ¬all were conceived of by Illinois faculty or alumni.

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University of Michigan

Based in Ann Arbor with satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn, the University of Michigan (U-M) was founded in 1817 and today enrolls more than 58,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The U-M is one of the nation’s leading public research universities with research spending of $1.24 billion for 2010-11.

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