November 20th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
The effects of sequestration and uncertainty resulting from October's federal government shutdown are impacting research efforts at universities and national laboratories that depend on federal funding for support
November 7th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation
October 10th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
As the federal government shutdown drags through its second week, it is impacting federal research efforts and not much seems to have changed in terms of the entrenched political positions of the Obama administration, House Republicans, and Senate Democrats.
September 3rd, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Renewable energy technologies such as solar and fuel cells are moving toward commercialization but still compete for government R&D funding
September 3rd, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced a request for proposals for its second round of projects on additive manufacturing. The RFP is open to any organization or institution, but a NAMII member must be a partner in the proposal. NAMII expects to award $9 million in multiple awards.
August 28th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
An energy spending bill that passed in the US House of Representatives in July would gut DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
August 20th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
It’s all blue skies above the US Capitol in this photo, but the federal budget picture for 2014 remains cloudy. (Credit:
August 6th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
The Materials Genome Initiative. Credit: MGI, OSTP, White House. The Materials Genome Initiative continues to gain momentum, driven in
July 15th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
The Department of Energy’s network of 17 national laboratories and five related facilities has been responsible for a multitude of
July 8th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Representatives of the American Ceramic Society (led by Richard Brow) and the Chinese Ceramic Society led by Peng Shou, along