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.
Have you been looking for a way to spruce up your office with some fetching Fermilab art? We may have what you’re looking for. The DOE Office of Technology Transitions has just published a new series of posters that capture success stories from all 17 Department of Energy national laboratories. The Fermilab poster features the lab’s role in advancing the superconducting wire industry. The original art, nostalgic in flavor, features the Tevatron and Wilson Hall.
Aaron Sauers is a bridge between Fermilab and industry. In this 5-minute video, he talks about what means to be Fermilab’s patent and licensing executive. Sauers with the lab’s inventors to find ways that their innovations can help tackle problems and improve our everyday lives. By exploring areas of common interest between the lab and private companies, universities and other labs, he identifies R&D that benefits everyone. For Sauers, finding new uses for lab-developed technologies is the fun puzzle he gets to solve.