National Lab Day 2017

DOE National Lab Day at the University of Arkansas 2017

DATE CONFIRMED: April 18, 2017

an honorary co-host requests your participation in an event to
Promote collaboration with The Department of Energy National Labs
Reynolds Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR 72701


National Laboratories of USA

The DOE National Laboratories of the USA

  • are home to federally funded unique scientific research facilities
  • provide competitively awarded free access to scientific tools and expertise to academia, industry and government researchers
  • have world-leading capabilities in imaging, testing, & measurement
  • partner with academic and industrial researchers to advance science and mission goals
  • can help scale technologies and prep for commercialization
  • offer internships, fellowships, and early career positions
  • provide competitively awarded resources to industry

Benefit of Attendence

Benefits of Attendance

  • meet scientists and engineers from various National Labs
  • learn about capabilities and mechanisms for collaboration

Program Details


8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome remarks by Dr. Joe Steinmetz, Chancellor, University of Arkansas, Congressman Bruce Westerman, and Congressman and Honorary Co-host Steve Womack (Jim Rankin presiding)
9:00 AM Keynote by Arun Majumdar, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), Co-Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
9:30 AM The Network of DOE National Labs - A National Resource for Academia and Industry
  • Moderator: Dr. Lauren Greenlee, Assistant Professor and Louis Owen Professorship in Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Dr. Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)
  • Dr. Horst Simon, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)
  • Dr. Steve Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Dr. Martin Keller, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Dr. Paul Kearns, Interim Director, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
10:30 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Breakout set one
  • Big Data and Data Analytics   RCED 111  
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing   RCED 202  
  • Bioscience and Healthcare   RCED 203  
1:15 PM Breakout set two
  • Renewables and Biofuels   RCED 202  
  • Power Technology and Energy Security   RCED 111  
2:15 PM Networking Reception



  • People visiting Northwest Arkansas typically fly into Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, Tulsa OK, or Branson MO.
  • Two hotels that people typically frequent are The Inn at Carnall Hall  (479) 582-0400, and The Chancellor Hotel  (479) 442-5555. The Inn is on the University campus, and the Chancellor is a fifteen minute walk from the NLD venue.


  • Parking is available at the Harmon Avenue Parking Deck.
  • The Reynolds Center is on the University campus near the Sam M. Walton College of Business.



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