Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Scott Chambers
Complex oxides have the widest range of properties of any class of materials explored to date. However, with many degrees of freedom come many possible outcomes. Consequently, controlled synthesis of oxide materials, and ultimately achieving atomic...
Lead Institution: Washington State University
Principal Investigator: Jean-Sabin McEwen
Catalytic surfaces are prone to reconstruction depending on the adsorbates present, catalyst coverage, temperature, and other environmental factors. Through model studies, we can generate trends as to how different oxide configurations interact with...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Samantha JI Johnson
We propose to use EMSL supercomputing resources to computationally design and predict new catalysts and materials for hydrogen storage reactions. This work is part of the DOE-funded HyMARC consortium with experimental and theory efforts at PNNL. In...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Lance Hubbard
Tracing the flow of solid matter requires elements with uniquely identifiable signatures. Pigments tagged with luminescent core-shell nanoparticles (CSNPs) can have tunable photoluminescence (PL) dependent on the material composition and core/shell...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Eric Bylaska
The proposed development work in this theoretical cross-cutting staff proposal include: (1) Development of new algorithms supporting high-level electron structure calculation of reaction mechanisms involving charge transfer (e.g., electron transfer...
Lead Institution: University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Andreas Heyden
The overall goal of this project is to develop, implement, and apply a set of computational, multiscale techniques for the design of heterogeneous catalysts that are relevant in addressing the nation’s energy and environmental challenges. The...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Feng Gao
To help meet the DOE goals of enabling more fuel-efficient vehicle engine technologies, we have been carrying out research programs funded by DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)/Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) for the past...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Becky Cox-Hess
We propose OmniScreen, a four stage end-to-end platform for discovery of pathogenic signatures and early detection of novel pathogens in complex environmental samples. First, OmniScreen will integrate state-of-the-art cell separation, staining, and...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Karl Mueller
A team of researchers at PNNL carries out studies that utilize high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in areas of national need for biological and energy sciences. The research projects include scientific explorations in...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
Biomineralization is the process used by living organism to produce minerals with properties not always found in their equivalent inorganically produced counterparts. In vertebrates, mineralized tissues such as bone, cementum, dentin and enamel all...

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