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Two Illinois Labs That Lead In R&D

Discover two of the top research laboratories in the world – in Illinois.

By Bill Lewis on July 11, 2016

Lemont IL
Jeff Adkins

Argonne National Laboratory

Located on a 1,500-acre site in Argonne in DuPage County 3,400 full-time employees 1,400 scientists and enginners 300 post-doctoral staff members $760 million annual operating budget $325 million in procurements in FY 2015 Major user facilities include: Advanced Photon Source, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center

Fermi National Laboratory

A 6,800-acre campus in Batavia in DuPage County 3,889 employees 2,300 visiting researchers from 42 countries 4,000 scientists worldwide use Fermilab and its accelerators, detectors and computers for their research $643 million economic output in Illinois $478 million in expenditures (2010) Fermi is a world-leading R&D center for superconducting magnetsand superconducting radio-frequency cavities, which are crucial technologies for particle accelerators.

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