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Through UChicago Argonne, LLC, the University of Chicago brings the best of commercial practices and marshals the talent of Illinois’ leading research universities to serve the national interest and lead Argonne into the future.

Researcher uses equipment at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.

Liliana Stan of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) uses a sputtering system in the CNM clean room facility to create thin films of nanomaterials.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity. 

Argonne’s research program spans 16 research divisions, 12 centers, and five national user facilities. This rich scientific environment provides Argonne researchers – and those who visit from all parts of the globe – with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities and scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve our nation’s competitiveness and quality of life.

 

Delivering world-class research safely

From its inception, the University of Chicago has managed and operated the laboratory, which has become a scientific leader for DOE and the country. Achievements and honors earned by Argonne researchers include three Nobel Prizes, more than 130 R&D 100 awards, thousands of patents, and national and international honors. Learn more about Argonne's awards.

The University of Chicago manages and operates the laboratory through UChicago Argonne, LLC, which includes a prominent Board of Governors. The Board of Governors comprises two dozen leaders from government, industry and academia who provide guidance, oversight, direction, and advice to Laboratory management.