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Seth Darling

Interim Associate Laboratory Director and Chief Science & Technology Officer
Argonne National Laboratory

About Seth Darling

Dr. Seth Darling is the interim Associate Laboratory Director and Chief Science & Technology Officer for the Advanced Energy Technologies (AET) Directorate and a Senior Scientist in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. AET, one of five research directorates at Argonne, solves pressing challenges related to energy, mobility, materials, and manufacturing. He also serves as the Director of the DOE-sponsored Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) and is a Senior Scientist at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and astronomy from Haverford College and his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. Dr. Darling subsequently moved to Argonne as the Glenn Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division before transitioning to a staff scientist position in the Center for Nanoscale Materials, where he worked for about 10 years. He later served as the founding Director of the Center for Molecular Engineering, a partner organization to the PME at UChicago. His group’s research centers around molecular engineering with a current emphasis on advanced materials for cleaning water, having made previous contributions in solar energy, nanomaterials, polymer science, and other topics. He has published over 150 scientific articles, holds approximately 20 patents, and is a co-author of popular books on water and on debunking climate skeptic myths.

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