Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB)
Sitework is underway for the new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB). The approximately 80,000 gsf 2-story state-of-the-art building will be a new energy efficient and environmentally sustainable laboratory building that will provide modern, 21st-century, high-accuracy laboratories, offices and support functions. The building will intellectually group existing energy research scientists into one facility with collaborative environments to facilitate and realize the scientific benefits of multi-disciplinary collaboration.
The Interdisciplinary Science Building will focus on energy-related R&D enabling breakthroughs in the effective uses of renewable energy through improved conversion, transmission and storage. As materials are the linchpin to energy technologies, the ISB will consolidate BNLís efforts in the synthesis and detailed characterization of bulk-, thin film-, and nano-materials and in device fabrication, which are supported by an outstanding and complete set of complementary tools, i.e., the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), the New York Blue supercomputer, and in the future NSLS-II.
By bringing together a broad spectrum of energy-related researchers in a single location, the ISB will foster energy research that spans discovery through deployment. It will also serve as a portal for collaboration with industry, universities, and other National Laboratories.
Last Modified: April 7, 2010