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First 3-D printed wind-blade mold, energy-saving nanoparticles earn Sandia national awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has won the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s national 2018 Technology Focus Award for designing the first wind turbine blades fabricated from a 3-D printed mold, which could dramatically shorten the time and expense of developing new wind energy technology. The labs also won FLC’s Excellence in Technology […]

Sandia measurements expert named Asian American Engineer of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Hy Tran has been named a 2018 Asian American Engineer of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA to salute Asian-American professionals in science, technology, engineering and math who demonstrate exceptional leadership, technical achievements and public service. “I am both deeply humbled […]

First Sandia employee honored as 2018 LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories physicist Danelle Tanner has been named the 2018 Scientist of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. She is the first labs employee to receive the honor since the NOGLSTP created the award in 2004. The annual awards were established as a means […]

Three Sandia researchers elected fellows of the American Physical Society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers Carlos Gutierrez, Alec Talin and Thomas Mattsson have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. The honor is afforded each year to no more than one half of one percent of the members of the society. Talin, from Sandia’s California site, was honored “for the discovery of […]

National Hispanic engineering organization honors two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories weapons engineers have been recognized by Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Systems analysis manager Steven Trujillo was awarded for his professional achievements and Humberto Santacruz, a lead engineer on Sandia’s W76-1 System Life Extension Project, […]

American Indian Science and Engineering Society honors two Sandia employees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Ginger Hernandez and Tribal Government Program manager Laurence Brown have been honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society for their career accomplishments. Hernandez is the recipient of the AISES Technical Excellence Award and Brown has received the Government Partner Service Award. The Technical Excellence Award winner is […]

AIAA names two Sandia engineers as associate fellows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — You might say Sandia National Laboratories aerospace engineer Srinivasan Arunajatesan went into the field because of his sister. Sandia colleague Vicente Romero went into mechanical engineering because of exposure to science and technology in school and through extracurricular activities he pursued while growing up. Arunajatesan, who joined Sandia in 2010, and Romero, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diagnosing supercomputer problems

Sandia, Boston University win award for using machine learning to detect issues ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper on automatically diagnosing problems in supercomputers. The research, which is in the early […]

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