Successful startup founder to lead entrepreneurship program at Argonne

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has named John Carlisle as the director of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a program funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through its Advanced Manufacturing Office and aimed at accelerating job creation through innovation.

Carlisle has been serving as interim director of the program since May 2017. CRI is one of three Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs sponsored by the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to develop energy, materials science and advanced manufacturing technologies with the goal of creating jobs and increasing American competitiveness. CRI gives innovators resources, access to world-leading research tools and scientists at Argonne, as well as mentoring on how to take ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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