The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected representatives from Argonne National Laboratory for three of seven spots in its new Technologist in Residence pilot program, created to increase collaboration between the national laboratories and private-sector companies.

The pilot — which is partially sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy — will partner Argonne with Capstone Turbine Corporation, which manufactures clean-and-green microturbine power generation systems; Cummins, which designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines; and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), which helps create advanced sensors, photonics, and optics.

The four other spots went to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and their respective partners.

Through the pilot, pairs of senior technologist from the laboratories and manufacturing companies will work together to develop technologies and devices that can help solve problems in energy and other critical areas.

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