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Title: Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science For Our Nation’s Energy Future (July 2019)

Abstract

As world demand for energy rapidly expands, transforming the way energy is collected, stored, and used has become a defining challenge of the 21st century. At its heart, this challenge is a scientific one, inspiring the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) to establish the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program in 2009. The EFRCs represent a unique approach, bringing together creative, multidisciplinary scientific teams to perform energy-relevant basic research with a complexity beyond the scope of single-investigator projects. These centers take full advantage of powerful new tools for characterizing, understanding, modeling, and manipulating matter from atomic to macroscopic length scales. They also train the next-generation scientific workforce by attracting talented students and postdoctoral researchers interested in energy science. To date, BES has supported 82 EFRCs, of which 46 are currently active, involving more than 1,600 senior investigators and at least 5,400 students and postdoctoral researchers at over 170 institutions. The EFRCs have collectively demonstrated the potential to substantially advance the scientific understanding underpinning transformational energy technologies. Both a BES Committee of Visitors and a Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force have found the EFRC program to be highly successful in meeting its goals.more » The scientific output from the EFRCs is impressive, and many centers have reported that their results are already impacting both technology research and industry. This report on the EFRC program includes selected highlights from 2016-2019.« less

Authors:
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Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1545684
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Energy Frontier Research Center; EFRC

Citation Formats

None, None. Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science For Our Nation’s Energy Future (July 2019). United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
None, None. Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science For Our Nation’s Energy Future (July 2019). United States.
None, None. Mon . "Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science For Our Nation’s Energy Future (July 2019)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545684.
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abstractNote = {As world demand for energy rapidly expands, transforming the way energy is collected, stored, and used has become a defining challenge of the 21st century. At its heart, this challenge is a scientific one, inspiring the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) to establish the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program in 2009. The EFRCs represent a unique approach, bringing together creative, multidisciplinary scientific teams to perform energy-relevant basic research with a complexity beyond the scope of single-investigator projects. These centers take full advantage of powerful new tools for characterizing, understanding, modeling, and manipulating matter from atomic to macroscopic length scales. They also train the next-generation scientific workforce by attracting talented students and postdoctoral researchers interested in energy science. To date, BES has supported 82 EFRCs, of which 46 are currently active, involving more than 1,600 senior investigators and at least 5,400 students and postdoctoral researchers at over 170 institutions. The EFRCs have collectively demonstrated the potential to substantially advance the scientific understanding underpinning transformational energy technologies. Both a BES Committee of Visitors and a Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force have found the EFRC program to be highly successful in meeting its goals. The scientific output from the EFRCs is impressive, and many centers have reported that their results are already impacting both technology research and industry. This report on the EFRC program includes selected highlights from 2016-2019.},
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