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  • Argonne OutLoud: Innovation, Argonne and the Evolving Energy Economy

    John Carlisle, director of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program at Argonne, provides an overview of changes in the energy economy and a glimpse into how Argonne is creating new solutions to address these changes – and new opportunities for scientists to connect with innovation. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: “Ted” Jung Woo Seo

    Ted is currently devoted to the commercialization efforts of an advanced electrode fabrication technology, which provides a comprehensive and generalizable solution that affords high stability and electrochemical performance to conventional lithium-ion battery materials. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Chad Husko

    Chad is a physicist specializing in nanoscale optical materials and devices. Chad’s research aims to harness emerging materials for applications in silicon photonics for energy-efficient computing and data centers. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Veronika Stelmakh

    Veronika is the co-founder and CEO of Mesodyne, Inc. At Chain Reaction Innovations, Veronika will be developing a portable power generator based on a thermophotovoltaic technology that she developed with Walker Chan at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. The solution can reduce the weight and … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Tom Guarr

    Tom is a Ph.D. chemist who is passionate about finding practical solutions to real-world technical problems. Tom serves as Director of the Organic Energy Storage Laboratory at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich. In 2014, he co‑founded Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC, … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Erika Boeing

    Erika is founder and CEO of Accelerate Wind, a company that is working to revolutionize rooftop wind energy in the commercial and industrial spaces and drastically lower the cost of small wind turbine technology. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company aims to create new long-lived, lightweight weather-independent power by recycling the by-product of nuclear waste decay to create electricity. Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations announces first cohort

    The Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory announced the selection of its first members and mentor partners. CRI is a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. “The whole idea of this program is to bring innovators that need the equipment, the expertise that we have at Argonne, to work,” said Andreas Roelofs, who leads the program. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Felipe Gomez del Campo

    Felipe Gomez del Campo is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company, FCG Plasma Solutions, a Cleveland-based company that is developing a better fuel injector that incorporates plasma to better control combustion in jet engines and gas turbines. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Tyler Huggins & Justin Whitely

    Tyler Huggins and Justin Whiteley were selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. Their project aims to use wastewater to grow fungus to create tunable carbon-based products, such as battery electrodes. Read More

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  • VENTUREPRISE LAUNCH STUDENT PARTICIPANT ACCEPTED INTO ELITE CHAIN REACTIONS INNOVATIONS PROGRAM

    TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 Ventureprise Launch Student Participant Accepted Into Elite Chain Reactions Innovations Program Author: Laura Smailes, Ventureprise Assistant Director As Margaret Kocherga, Ph.D. Nanoscale Science Student and founder of Light and Charge Solutions, pops up virtually on my screen for … Read More

  • Karin Calvinho Selected for Elite Chain Reaction Innovations Program

    Calvinho during the Finals Pitch Competition Six new innovators will be joining Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the elite program’s fourth cohort. The six will join the two-year … Read More

  • EPiQC-Related Startup Joins Argonne Incubator, Named Innovation Fund Finalist

    UChicago CS PhD student Pranav Gokhale pitches Super.tech at the finals of the Argonne Chain Reaction Innovations program. The race to create practical and fruitful quantum computing contains many participants, including some of the world’s largest tech companies and leading research institutions. But there’s also … Read More

  • UChicago Scientists Selected for Argonne’s Entrepreneurship Program

    Two University of Chicago innovators developing quantum technologies are among six selected for Argonne National Laboratory’s entrepreneurship program, Chain Reaction Innovations, which helps scientists launch and scale their businesses. The Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program – in its fourth year – is funded … Read More

  • Cohort 4 Innovators Chosen

    Six new innovators will be joining Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the elite program’s fourth cohort. The six will join the two-year program starting this June, and each innovator … Read More