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Dan Sinars represents Sandia in first energy leadership class

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dan Sinars, a senior manager in Sandia National Laboratories’ pulsed power center, which built and operates the Z facility, is the sole representative from a nuclear weapons lab in a Department of Energy leadership program that recently visited Sandia. Members of the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program (OSELP) are up-and-coming leaders […]

Sandia scientist named fellow for diverse contributions to aeronautics, space research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gary Polansky, the chief scientist for hypersonic technology development and applications at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA, the world’s largest aerospace professional society, confers the distinction of fellow to recognize professionals’ notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences […]

Sandia intern, mentor win chemical society award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Sandia National Laboratories student intern Julian A. Vigil and researcher Timothy N. Lambert captured a 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research. Vigil will receive a financial stipend and a plaque; his mentor Lambert will receive a plaque for permanent display at Sandia. Vigil’s research career began as […]

Sandia researcher wins early-career computer modeling award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Salvatore Campione of Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded the 2017 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Early Career Award “for innovative contributions to the electromagnetic modeling of complex systems and structures, from microwave to optical frequencies.” The ACES Early Career Award honors achievements and contributions in the field of computational electromagnetics by […]

Asian-American engineer sees prestigious national award as Sandia ‘career achievement’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ireena Erteza has engineering in her blood. She’s had a love for it as far back as she can remember. “My father showed me what it is to be a scholar and an engineer,” she said. “He was playful and creative. He gave me free rein to play in his workshop and to […]

Energy work brings Sandia Labs two national technology transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) national 2017 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a heat-exchanger technology that makes power generation more efficient. And Sandia won the FLC’s State and Local Economic Development Recognition award for its work on the New Jersey TRANSITGRID project. The Technology Transfer award […]

Two Sandia researchers receive Presidential Early Career awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Stephanie Hansen and Alan Kruizenga are among 102 scientists and engineers to receive the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE, established in 1996, is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. […]

Sandia receives ENERGISE award to study how to help utilities better manage power systems

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded a three-year, $2.5 million award to help utility companies better visualize, manage and protect power systems as they include increasing numbers of distributed energy resources (DER) such as wind and solar. The project creates open-source advanced distribution management system (ADMS) algorithms that help grid operators better […]

American Vacuum Society honors Sandia technologist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Vacuum Society has recognized Sandia National Laboratories technologist Michael F. Lopez with its Thin Film Division Distinguished Technologist Award for his exceptional technical support of thin film research and development. The society’s Thin Film Division presented the award to Lopez at the society’s recent International Symposium & Exhibition in Nashville, […]

Four Sandia researchers named American Physical Society fellows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Four Sandia National Laboratories researchers have been named fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for outstanding contributions to physics. The awardees are: François Léonard: for fundamental studies of the physics of nanoscale electronic devices. Andrew Landahl: for outstanding leadership and conscientious service to the quantum information community and pioneering contributions to quantum computing […]

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