National Lab Day Webinar Series

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Hosted by the University of New Hampshire in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories

At four virtual workshops in fall 2020 and winter 2021, representatives from multiple U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, along with researchers, officials and industry leaders from around the region, will share insights for accessing DOE’s world-class scientific facilities and partnering to address society’s most pressing energy, environmental and national security challenges.

Please register for each webinar separately. All webinars will be recorded.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

3 – 5 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

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This virtual workshop will highlight mechanisms and opportunities for university and DOE national laboratory researchers to collaborate on state-of-the-art topics to accelerate innovation in transformative manufacturing. With presentations and breakout discussions, the workshop will address the five priority research directions identified during a March 2020 DOE Basic Research Needs Workshop for Transformative Manufacturing:

  • innovative synthetic approaches to enable scalable assembly of matter
  • computational methods and theoretical models to transform how manufacturing processes are controlled
  • new characterization tools that can achieve the necessary complexity, scales, and processing speeds to meet manufacturing needs
  • new science to address opportunities relevant to sustainable and energy efficient manufacturing
  • foundational approaches to advance the co-design of materials, process, and products

Thursday, November 19, 2020

3 – 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Registration will open soon.

This session will review the myriad DOE programs that aim to advance education and workforce development in emerging energy fields through partnerships with the DOE labs. With a focus on undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral synergies among labs/universities/agencies and industry, a keynote speaker will kick off this session with an overview of the STEM and workforce development opportunities. Then, current and former students and postdocs will deliver a series of “lightning talks,” discussing their specific research in an energy field, research experience working with the labs and results based on hands-on testimony. Students will be selected from across the New England regional universities and the Labs, with attention to early career winners and other emerging leaders in the field.

Speakers will include leadership from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Jefferson Lab, Argonne National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

3 – 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

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This webinar will summarize insight gained from Jefferson Lab’s very successful 12 GeV physics program to produce a realistic map of the proton and light nuclei’s internal structure, to investigate nuclear short-range correlations and to understand the nature of nuclear tensor interactions. We will also discuss the rich scientific program planned for the newly approved Electron Ion Collider (EIC) at Brookhaven National Lab. Together, these two facilities will help answer some of the biggest remaining mysteries of nuclear physics. Panelists will share their experiences working at these two premier Department of Energy laboratories, and how these facilities have helped shape their careers.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

3 – 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Registration will open soon.

This webinar will highlight examples of successful collaborations between academic institutions and the National Labs that have improved our understanding of biogeochemical cycles across terrestrial, aquatic and marine interfaces. It aims to provide an overview of expertise, instruments and facilities and the data generated through these academic-National Lab collaborations for scientists and engineers who have traditionally been funded by NSF, EPA and others to better understand the available resources, employment, and proposal opportunities offered at the National Labs.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the in-person New England National Lab Day has been postponed until 2021. Contact us to receive updates.