Argonne National Laboratory: A Science and Technology Partner for the Energy Industry
Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and technology organization that offers innovative
and cost-effective solutions to the energy industry.

Argonne National Laboratory understands that energy companies must meet growing customer demand by creating, storing, and distributing energy and using the most efficient, cost-effective, environmentally benign technologies available to provide those services. We also understand that they must use increasingly more complex information for decision-making, comply with a multitude of environmental regulations, and adjust to a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Argonne has more than 50 years of experience in solving energy problems and addressing related issues, for both its customers and its own needs. Combining specialities such as materials science, advanced computing, power engineering, and environmental science, Argonne researchers apply cutting-edge science and advanced technologies to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

Argonne Solutions
Recent applications of that expertise include

 • A Spot Market Network model that simulates and evaluates short-term energy transactions.
 • A “fuel reformer” that allows fuel cells to use a wide variety of hydrocarbon fuels to make electricity.
 • Advisory systems for plant diagnostics and management based on sensors, neural networks, and expert systems.
 • MSET, a real-time sensor validation system that provides early warning of sensor malfunction.
 • Decontamination and decommissioning techniques developed for Argonne’s own facilities.
 • Advanced materials for system components, batteries, ultracapacitors, flywheels, and hazardous waste encapsulation.

• Contacts

Argonne's Working Group on Utilities:
  - Dick Weeks, 630-252-9710,
  - Tom Wolsko, 630-252-3733,

For technical information, contact the person listed under the category of interest.

Nuclear Technology
David Weber, 630/252-8175,
 - Operations and Maintenance
 - Materials
 - Reactor Analysis
 - Safety
 - Spent-Fuel Disposition

Fossil Technology
  David Schmalzer, 630/252-7723,
 - Basic and Applied Research
 - Technology Research and Development
 - Market, Resource, and Policy Assessments

Transmission and Distribution
  John Hull, 630/252-8580,
 - System Components
 - Energy Storage
 - Distributed Generation
 - Data Gathering and Analysis
 - Biological Effects

Energy Systems and Components Research
 Richard Valentin, 630/252-4483,
 - Component Reliability
 - Sensors
 - Systems Analysis

Materials Science and Technology
  Roger Poeppel, 630/252-5118,
 - Materials Characterization
 - Modeling and Performance
 - Advanced and Environmental Materials
 - Materials Properties
 - Superconductivity

Fuel Cell Research and Development
  Walter Podolski, 630/252-7558,
 - Fuel Processing
 - System Design, Modeling, and Analysis
 - Testing
 - Energy-Use Pattern Analysis

Advanced Concepts in Energy Storage
  K. Michael Myles, 630/252-4329,
 - Secondary Batteries
 - Ultracapacitors and High-Power Energy Storage
 - Flywheels
 - Superconducting Magnets

Information Technology
  Craig Swietlik, 630/252-8912,
 - Computer Security and Protection
 - Independent Verification and Validation
 - Information Management
 - Advanced Computing Technologies

Environmental Science and Technology
  Don Johnson, 630/252-3392,
 - Environmental Characterization
 - Process Modifications
 - Emissions Controls
 - Waste Management
 - Site Management

Environmental and Economic Analysis
  Jerry Gillette, 630/252-7475,
 - Electric System Modeling and Analysis
 - Risk Assessment and Management
 - Environmental Assessment
 - Cost and Economic Analysis
 - Legal and Regulatory Analysis

Decontamination and Decommissioning
  Tom Yule, 630/252-6740,
 - Operations
 - Technology
 - Technical Analysis

End-Use Technologies
 William Schertz, 630/252-6230,
 - Plasma Processes
 - Ultrasonic Processing
 - Electrodialysis Separation Processes
 - Recycling Technologies
 - Aluminum and Magnesium Production

Thermal Energy Utilization Technologies
  Kenneth Kasza, 630/252-5224,
 - Compact Heat Exchangers
 - Ice Slurry District Cooling
 - Advanced Thermal Fluids

For information on working with Argonne, contact Paul Eichamer, Industrial Technology Development Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Bldg. 201, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439; phone: 800/627-2596; fax: 630/252-5230,

February 1998

Argonne National Laboratory is operated by The University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No. W-31-109-Eng-38.