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Chu: PNNL can develop transformational science

Multimedia resources available from Chu's visit to PNNL

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August 12, 2009 Share This!

  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu (middle) discusses with PNNL's Kevin Rosso (left) how high-powered nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers are being used to understand geochemical processes needed for effective carbon capture and sequestration. They toured the NMR facilities in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory during Chu's visit to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Aug. 10, 2009.

  • PNNL senior scientist Henry Huang describes to Energy Secretary Steven Chu how PNNL testing complex mathematical equations to better understand the scientific data coming from the new, smarter grid in a tour of the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Aug. 10, 2009.

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Monday and called on its scientific staff to deliver the innovative science and transformational technologies that can help solve the United States' energy challenge.

Download Secretary Chu's presentation slides.

Chu later toured two unique facilities at PNNL - EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, and EIOC, the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center.

Below are online resources related to Secretary Chu's visit.


View Secretary Chu's presentation to nearly 300 PNNL staff.


Check out PNNL's Facebook page to see images of his visit and see interesting trivia about the Laboratory.

EMSL's Facebook page also features images of Chu's visit and additional information about the molecular sciences facility.


Read minute by minute play of Chu's presentation to staff or follow up for future news and activities related to Laboratory science, technology and job openings at the PNNL Twitter page.


View images, which are being loaded over the course of the next two days, of Chu's visit to PNNL on the Laboratory's Flickr page.

Tags: Energy, EMSL, Operations, Facilities

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