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2017 News Releases

Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award goes to Sandia researcher

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Chris LaFleur has received a 2017 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award. LaFleur was one of 10 recipients recognized at the sixth annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in partnership with the MIT Energy Initiative and Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy. LaFleur is responsible for leading Sandia’s […]

Reducing the traffic jam in batteries

Sandia researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces LIVERMORE, Calif. – Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces. Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project investigated the nanoscale chemistry of solid-state batteries, […]

Supplier open houses in first year create partnerships between Sandia, businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories employees probably haven’t wondered where the office products on their desks came from, but if they were to follow the supply chain, they just might find a story behind those pens and binders. All Schneider pens, for example, come from Stride Inc., an Albuquerque company where some employees with […]

Goodyear, Sandia Labs mark 25 years of using computer simulations to improve tire design

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a collaboration almost as old as technology transfer itself, Sandia National Laboratories and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have worked together for 25 years to create better vehicle tires and more advanced computational mechanics. “You might wonder how national defense systems relate to tire engineering,” said Susan Seestrom, Sandia’s chief […]

Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

Sandia, University of California project aimed at reducing cost of hydrogen fuel cells ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don’t we all make the switch? One of reasons we don’t is the expensive platinum catalyst required to operate hydrogen fuel […]

HADES creates alternate reality to mislead hackers

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky once postulated that the devil no longer uses fire and brimstone but instead simply tells you what you want to hear. Sandia National Laboratories cyber researchers go with that second option when it comes to foiling a hacker. Rather than simply blocking a discovered intruder, Vince Urias, Will […]

Wind energy team to compete nationally after winning Sandia Labs’ first pitch competition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In an effort to help researchers think about their ideas from a business perspective, Sandia National Laboratories collaborated with startup accelerator ABQid in the labs’ first Pitch Competition this fall. A team working to commercialize wind energy for retailers and data centers took first place among six Sandia teams at the competition […]

Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + Delete

Sandia joins gene editing safety project LIVERMORE, Calif.— Gene editing is revolutionizing the bioscience research landscape and holds great promise for “deleting” diseases from human bodies. Sandia National Laboratories is working to make this technology safer and to ensure that one day it can be delivered into humans without triggering adverse immune system reactions or […]

Optical Society elects two Sandia researchers as fellows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers Hope Michelsen and Jeff Tsao have been elected fellows of the Optical Society. Michelsen was elected for pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of laser-radiation interactions with soot particles through laser-induced incandescence, absorption and scattering, and using laser-induced incandescence to assess environmental impacts of carbonaceous particle. Tsao was […]

Sandia physicist leads effort to revamp former jail into winter refuge for city’s homeless

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One weekend a month, Rosalie Multari drives west through the petroglyphs, past the Three Sisters volcanoes, following dirt paths and loose gravel roads, until she reaches what was once an Albuquerque jail. Just inside the perimeter gate — still adorned with razor wire in some areas — a second chain-link fence is […]

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