Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne division director to companies: 'We are open for business'

Argonne division director to companies: 'We are open for business'

With supercomputers and one of the brightest X-ray sources in the Western Hemisphere, Argonne National Laboratory has research and development tools that aren't available at the typical company.

That equipment — plus the brainpower of about 1,600 scientists and engineers — is part of what drives dozens of companies to work with the Lemont-based federal lab each year, said Suresh Sunderrajan, who leads a 25-person team as director of Argonne's technology commercialization and partnerships division.

For the lab, the collaborations are a way to show off some of its taxpayer-funded work. For the companies, which have included Illinois-based AbbVie and Caterpillar, the work with...

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