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July 18, 2012
"Marc Snir named Argonne Distinguished Fellow"Media Contacts: Steve McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has named scientists Khalil Amine, Larry Johnson, Ernst Rehm, Marc Snir and Brian Stephenson as Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank.
The Argonne Distinguished Fellow title is comparable in stature to an endowed chair at a top-ranked university and recognizes exceptional contributions in a person's field. The rank is given for sustained outstanding scientific and engineering research and can also be associated with outstanding technical leadership of major, complex, high-priority projects.
Over more than two decades, Khalil Amine has built an outstanding career as battery researcher and developer and has carried out pioneering research in electrical energy storage. His work has led to the discovery of high-energy and high-power cathode materials that are leading the way for advanced electric vehicles worldwide. He has also led the development of a new class of organic molecules that have significantly enhanced resistance to oxidation at high voltages.
Amine was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology from 1998-2008. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramic Society.
Larry Johnson joined Argonne in 1979 when the transportation research program consisted of five people; now the program exceeds $80 million per year. Among his accomplishments are adding major facilities including the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, the transportation beamline in the Advanced Photon Source and the Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center, a supercomputer supporting the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also increased Argonne’s international collaboration, overseeing MOUs between Argonne and transportation research organizations in China, India and South Korea.
Johnson has testified before Congress on transportation energy and planning issues and is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications or presentations in journals, books, technical reports and activities and conference ...