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2020 News Releases

Sandia executive named international diversity leader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Mark D. Sellers has been awarded Profiles in Diversity Journal’s annual Diversity Leader Award for advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion. Sellers, associate labs director for Sandia’s Mission Assurance division, is being recognized for his design and implementation of hiring practices that are “impressive and inspiring,” says the […]

Sandia supports hypersonic flight test

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories employees and contractors saw their work culminate in a hypersonic flight test conducted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army on March 19 at the Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii. The Navy and Army executed the launch of a common hypersonic glide body, which flew at hypersonic speed to […]

Sandia initiatives to protect US energy grid and nuclear weapons systems

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To deter attempts to disable U.S. electrical utilities and to defend U.S. nuclear weapon systems from evolving technological threats, Sandia National Laboratories has begun two multiyear initiatives to strengthen U.S. responses. One is focused on defending large U.S. electrical utility systems from potential attacks by hostile nations, as well as from damage […]

From innovation to industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A recently signed New Mexico law enables Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories to assist in turning transferred technology into viable products and services, which could boost innovation and create jobs, according to Sandia business development experts. The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit is a three-year pilot technology maturation program that […]

Sandia Labs announces support for employees affected by COVID-19 closures

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has announced new temporary measures to support employees unable to work due to school and daycare closures announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, there are no confirmed nor presumptive cases of COVID-19 among Sandia employees. Sandia’s top priority is to keep employees, and by extension […]

Patient-friendly brain imager gets green light toward first prototype

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — It might not start a fashion trend, but Sandia National Laboratories is designing a wearable brain imager. The National Institutes of Health has granted Sandia $6 million to build the prototype medical device that would make magnetoencephalography (MEG) — a type of noninvasive brain scan — more comfortable, more accessible and potentially […]

Can the US make bioweapons obsolete?

LIVERMORE, Calif. — As the threats posed by bioterrorism and naturally occurring infectious disease grow and evolve in the modern era, there is a rising potential for broad negative impacts on human health, economic stability and global security. To protect the nation from these dangers, Sandia National Laboratories has partnered with the Council on Strategic […]

Sandia, Puerto Rican university collaborate to develop energy projects for global tropics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new 10-year agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, has the potential to bring more reliable electricity to remote communities and the latest in electrical grid technology to rural areas in the world’s tropics. A Sandia manager who was born and grew up in Puerto Rico […]

Father, son bond over engineering a record-smashing roadster

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories manager Joel Wirth, a mechanical engineer by training, studied a problem with his car. The weight was too far back, making the car fishtail whenever he drove it faster than 200 mph. For the past eight years, he’s been working afterhours in his home garage with his crew chief […]

Identify, track, capture

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems midflight. They successfully tested their concept indoors with a swarm of four unmanned aircraft systems that flew in unison, each carrying one corner of a net. Acting as a team, they intercepted the flying target, trapped […]

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water at Sandia supercomputing center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A cooling unit installed on the roof of Sandia National Laboratories’ supercomputer center saved 554,000 gallons of water during its first six months of operation last year, says David J. Martinez, engineering project lead for Sandia’s Infrastructure Computing Services. The dramatic decrease in water use, important for a water-starved state, could be […]

Sandia among top 14 companies worldwide for diversity efforts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories was recently recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a winner of the 16th Annual Innovations in Diversity Awards, honoring corporations, organizations and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in workforce diversity, inclusion and human equity. Sandia was included in 14 of the world’s leading companies with programs and […]

A material benefit to society, Sandia scientist elected AAAS fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A perennial inventor of advanced materials has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Tina Nenoff was bestowed the honor by her peers for the advancement of science “in service to society” and “for outstanding accomplishments in nanoporous materials and technology through […]

Seeing inside a battery while it’s working

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new paper-thin radio-frequency detector designed to work inside a lithium-ion battery provides information about the battery’s health while charging and discharging. “It could enable researchers to check a battery’s function and capacity after years of storage without destroying it,” said Eric Sorte, a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories. The work, funded […]

Sandia hosts its first Education With Industry officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the first time, a student in the prestigious and highly selective U.S. Air Force Education With Industry program will be bringing his military experience to Sandia National Laboratories and returning to his post with valuable industry experience to share. Capt. Antonio Gallop is not the typical student. He has more than […]

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