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FY2009 ANNUAL REPORT I Argonne National Laboratory
I am pleased to submit Argonne National Laboratory's Annual Report on its Labo-
ratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) activities for fiscal year 2009.
Fiscal year 2009 saw a heightened focus by DOE and the nation on the need to
develop new sources of energy. Argonne scientists are investigating many dif-
ferent sources of energy, including nuclear, solar, and biofuels, as well as ways
to store, use, and transmit energy more safely, cleanly, and efficiently. DOE se-
lected Argonne as the site for two new Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
- the Institute for Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations and the Center for
Electrical Energy Storage - and funded two other EFRCs to which Argonne is
a major partner. The award of at least two of the EFRCs can be directly linked
to early LDRD-funded efforts. LDRD has historically seeded important programs
and facilities at the lab. Two of these facilities, the Advanced Photon Source and
the Center for Nanoscale Materials, are now vital contributors to today's LDRD Program. New and enhanced
capabilities, many of which relied on LDRD in their early stages, now help the laboratory pursue its evolving
LDRD has, since its inception, been an invaluable resource for positioning the Laboratory to anticipate, and thus
be prepared to contribute to, the future science and technology needs of DOE and the nation. During times
of change, LDRD becomes all the more vital for facilitating the necessary adjustments while maintaining and
enhancing the capabilities of our staff and facilities.
Although I am new to the role of Laboratory Director, my immediate prior service as Deputy Laboratory Direc-
tor for Programs afforded me continuous involvement in the LDRD program and its management. Therefore,
I can attest that Argonne's program adhered closely to the requirements of DOE Order 413.2b and associated
guidelines governing LDRD. Our LDRD program management continually strives to be more efficient. In addi-
tion to meeting all reporting requirements during fiscal year 2009, our LDRD Office continues to enhance its
electronic systems to streamline the LDRD management process.
You will see from the following individual project reports that Argonne's researchers have once again done a
superb job pursuing projects at the forefront of their respective fields and have contributed significantly to the
advancement of Argonne's strategic thrusts. This work has not only attracted follow-on sponsorship in many
cases, but is also proving to be a valuable basis upon which to continue realignment of our strategic portfolio
to better match the Laboratory's Strategic Plan.
Eric D. Isaacs
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