Research Areas

To meet the challenge of supporting basic research programs that are also energy relevant, the Division manages portfolio components that consist of distinct Core Research Activities (CRAs), which align with the Division's organizational and budget structures. The CRAs are structured as scientific disciplines, rather than as technology areas, to facilitate the cross-cutting nature of basic research and to align our programs with the Nation's best basic research scientists, who are typically organized by scientific disciplines at universities and national laboratories. Further information about the CRAs can be found in the CRA write-ups. Each write-up contains sections entitled Portfolio Description, Unique Aspects, Relationship to Other Programs, Significant Accomplishments, Mission Relevance, and Scientific Challenges.