National Laboratories Stewardship

The University of Chicago pursues the nation’s most important science goals and fosters innovation, technology development and economic progress through its stewardship of Argonne National Laboratory (through UChicago Argonne, LLC) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (through Fermi Research Alliance, LLC) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Stewardship in Action

The University’s stewardship of Argonne (through UChicago Argonne, LLC) and Fermilab (through Fermi Research Alliance, LLC) provides institutional support and unique resources that help the national labs tackle some of the greatest scientific and technical challenges of our time.

Graduate Research Cooperative

UChicago is developing a Graduate Research Cooperative that will foster and coordinate joint graduate student research between the University and Argonne.

IRC Discovery

The International Research Center for Fundamental Scientific Discovery strengthens the partnerships between scholars at UChicago and France’s CNRS as they address some of the world’s greatest questions.

Joint Task Force Initiative

The Joint Task Force Initiative leverages UChicago relationships, talent and resources to help the national labs achieve scientific and operational success.

Polsky Deep Tech Ventures

This full-spectrum accelerator and venture support initiative leverages a cross-campus collaborative mindset to translate deep tech innovations into startups that bring life-saving, world-changing products and services to market.

UChicago CASE

The University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering facilitates joint research with the national laboratories through greater access to faculty, facilities, programming, and funding opportunities.

Education and Awards

UChicago, through UChicago Argonne, LLC and Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, offers a variety of education initiatives and targeted awards to staff at the national laboratories.

Learn More About the National and Affiliated Laboratories

In addition to managing Argonne (through UChicago Argonne, LLC) and Fermilab (through Fermi Research Alliance, LLC), UChicago has direct oversight of the internationally renowned Marine Biological Laboratory and is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

Argonne National Laboratory

A multidisciplinary research center where scientists and engineers work on the greatest challenges facing the nation

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

America’s premier particle physics laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

An international center working to transform biological discovery and education

Giant Magellan Telescope

A next-generation ground-based telescope that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the universe

Governance and Board Operations

University President Paul Alivisatos chairs the boards of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory alongside University-appointed board members. The Argonne Board of Governors and the FRA Board of Directors comprise a diverse group of business leaders, renowned researchers and senior university administrators.

The Office of Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives is responsible for all board strategy, operations and programmatic reviews for both the Argonne Board of Governors and the FRA Board of Directors.

Tracey Quinn

Associate Vice President for National Laboratories

Phone: 630.252.3085
Fax: 630.252.5329

Gayle Maloney

Board Relations Strategist

Phone: 920.918.2414
Fax: 630.252.5329

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Bridget Wheeler

Board Relations Specialist

Phone: 773.590.1168
Fax: 630.252.5329

Elena Jensen

Office Administrator

Phone: 630.252.8101
Fax: 630.252.5329


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