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Brookhaven National Laboratory

Laboratory Information:

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bldg. 460
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Phone: 631-344-8000
Technology Transfer Website:
Agency/Department: Dept. of Energy
Region: Northeast

FLC Laboratory Representative:

Mr. Michael Furey
Phone: 631-344-2103
Fax: 631-344-5584

Background/History of the Laboratory:

One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Established in 1947 on Long Island, Upton, N.Y., Brookhaven is a multi- program national laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Six Nobel Prizes have been awarded for discoveries made at the Lab. Brookhaven has a staff of approximately 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff and over 4,000 guest researchers annually. Brookhaven National Laboratory's role for the DOE is to produce excellent science and advanced technology with the cooperation, support, and appropriate involvement of our scientific and local communities.

Mission of the Laboratory:

The fundamental elements of the Laboratory's role in support of the four DOE strategic missions are the following:

  • To conceive, design, construct, and operate complex, leading edge, user-oriented facilities in response to the needs of the DOE and the international community of users.
  • To carry out basic and applied research in long-term, high-risk programs at the frontier of science.
  • To develop advanced technologies that address national needs and to transfer them to other organizations and to the commercial sector.
  • To disseminate technical knowledge, to educate new generations of scientists and engineers, to maintain technical capabilities in the nation's workforce, and to encourage scientific awareness in the general public.


Technology Areas of Expertise:

  • Tumor Biology and Metastasis
  • Nuclear and high-energy physics
  • Physics and chemistry of materials
  • Environmental and energy research
  • Nonproliferation
  • Neurosciences and medical imaging
  • Structural biology
  • Biology
  • Center for Functional Nanomaterials
  • Chemistry
  • Collider-Accelerator
  • Energy Sciences & Technology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
  • Medical
  • National Synchrotron Light Source
  • Nonproliferation & Nat'l Security
  • Physics
  • Instrumentation Division
  • Superconducting Magnet Division