Please join us for a brief ceremony celebrating innovation at Fermilab and honoring more than 40 individuals who received patents or filed Records of Invention during 2019. The awards ceremony will be followed by a special lecture entitled, “Speaking While Thinking: Reflecting on a Few Lessons Learned as a Woman Among Scientists (and Doctors and Bankers),” by Michelle Hoffmann, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences, P33 Chicago. The event will be held at the IARC Building Lecture Hall from 10 a.m….
What began as an experiment in a nine-ounce cup of water has been developed into a full-scale technology that recently became a finalist for a 2019 R&D 100 Award. Achieving the honor was E-MOP™ — electromagnetic oil spill remediation technology — developed from patents owned by Fermilab. The technology uses materials that are environmentally safe, reusable and natural.
Learn about the key activities that take place before, during and after proposal writing. “Basics of Proposal Preparation,” presented by New Program Capture Manager David McCallum of Argonne, takes place at Argonne on Friday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. It will be structured as a presentation followed by a Q&A session.
For the first time, a team at Fermilab has cooled and operated a superconducting radio-frequency cavity — a crucial component of superconducting particle accelerators — using cryogenic refrigerators, breaking the tradition of cooling cavities by immersing them in a bath of liquid helium. The demonstration is a major breakthrough in the effort to develop lean, compact accelerators for medicine, the environment and industry.
Recently, 17 Fermilab innovators graduated from the first Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum, sponsored by the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer. The six-week practicum gave participants a better understanding of the potential path to commercialization for a new technology, bridging the gap between innovation and societal impact.
Dhuley and his team at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center have received the William E. Gifford Award for their work on cryocooling acceleration cavities. Their research on cryocooler-based systems is paving the way for compact particle accelerators that can operate at ultracold temperatures without complicated cooling infrastructure.