Author Archives: Argonne National Laboratory

  • You’re Invited - JCESR and Beyond: Translating the Basic Science of Batteries

    Please join us at Argonne National Laboratory on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 for JCESR and Beyond: Translating the Basic Science of Batteries. Registration is now open. This in-person event will celebrate 10 years of research from the Joint Center … Read More

  • A Message from JCESR: In Memory of George Crabtree

    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. Read More

  • JCESR Spotlight: Bob Jin Kwon, A Postdoc with Passion and Perseverance

    Argonne recognizes Kwon’s contributions to battery science with the Postdoctoral Performance Award. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Bob Jin Kwon likes a good challenge, particularly when it comes to developing completely new kinds of batteries. “Developing new battery technologies is very challenging,” said … Read More

  • JCESR Spotlight: Lily Robertson Recognized for Her Contributions to Battery Research

    Argonne’s Postdoctoral Performance Award recognizes scientific achievements, leadership, and collaboration. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Since her early days growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Lily Robertson has always wanted to help make the world a better place. “For as … Read More

  • George Crabtree wins 2022 Energy Systems Award

    The prestigious award recognizes the importance of transforming energy systems from fossil fuels to carbon-free technologies. Physicist George Crabtree of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has received the 2022 Energy Systems Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ( … Read More

  • Fund launched in honor of JCESR collaborator Susan Odom

    The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Arts & Sciences has launched a fund to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Susan Odom, a dear friend and JCESR collaborator. Dr. Susan A. Odom (1980-2021) was a talented associate professor of chemistry in … Read More

  • JCESR-supported research makes cover of Science: New electrolyte bolsters rechargeable battery design

    This press release was authored by the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland. The energy contained within lithium-ion batteries has the potential to reshape the technology of the future battlefield, creating a worldwide demand for key lithium-ion battery materials … Read More

  • JCESR researchers testify before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee

    JCESR researchers Kristin Persson and Fik Brushett testified May 4 before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Energy, to share how the climate and energy science research sponsored by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science … Read More

  • Energy Storage Emerging

      Instead of trying to find battery chemistries specifically tailored to particular technological needs, JCESR researchers have traded a ​“top-down” process for a ​”bottom-up” approach in which they focus on fundamental investigations of different chemical processes on the atomic and molecular levels. “The idea is … Read More

  • Active learning accelerates redox-flow battery discovery

    This article was authored by Jared Sagoff and first published by Argonne National Laboratory. By using active learning, scientists are more quickly finding suitable candidates for redox-flow batteries. When it comes time to design a new battery chemistry, scientists only can … Read More