A Message from JCESR: In Memory of George Crabtree

Argonne National Laboratory

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to George Crabtree, a Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, and Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), who passed away unexpectedly on January 23.

Dr. Crabtree leaves behind an impressive legacy of scientific contributions and leadership, including his role as Director of JCESR, where he directed the overall strategy and goals of the research program and represented JCESR with external constituencies and advisory committees. He was the soul of JCESR, leading us from our inception.

A true leader in his field, Crabtree won numerous awards for his research during his 56 years at Argonne, including the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize for his work on the physics of vortices in high-temperature superconductors and four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Awards for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics.

We will remember Dr. Crabtree for his pioneering research and dedication to the global scientific community. But perhaps more than that we will remember the grace, intelligence, and integrity he embodied as a leader, colleague, and friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, George. We will miss you dearly.

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