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New chemical mechanisms identified on road to cleaner, more efficient combustion

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers have identified key chemical mechanisms for the first time that add to the fundamental knowledge of combustion chemistry and might lead to cleaner combustion in engines. Sandia researcher Nils Hansen and former postdoctoral appointee Kai Moshammer focused on low-temperature oxidation of hydrocarbons and other alternative fuels. They identified […]

Sandia researcher Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Chen is among the 99 new members from around the globe in the 2018 class. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is the highest professional distinction for an engineer […]

Students to learn about Sandia’s global security work during state STEM event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will host 30 northern New Mexico middle school students for a day of interactive science, technology, engineering and math activities Tuesday at an event that focuses on the labs’ global security work. The event is part of the New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement, Inc. STEAM Extravaganza. NM MESA […]

Glowing designer sponges: New nanoparticles engineered to image and treat cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Sandia National Laboratories team has designed and synthesized nanoparticles that glow red and are stable, useful properties for tracking cancer growth and spread. This work is the first time the intrinsic luminescence of metal-organic framework materials, or MOFs, for long-term bioimaging has been reported, materials chemist Dorina Sava Gallis said. Fluorescently-tagging […]

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 […]

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, […]

New radiation detectors developed at Sandia used for New START inspections

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories designed, tested and delivered new radiation detection equipment for monitoring under the New START Treaty. Defense Threat Reduction Agency inspectors recently used this equipment for the first time in Russia for a New START inspection. New START, or the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, is a treaty between the […]

Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children’s Museum

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children’s Museum in Dublin, California. The grant, made possible through Sandia’s gifts and grants program, will be used to update the museum’s exhibit space and curriculum with engineering-themed activities. “Sandia is honored to be a partner in bringing the world of engineering to […]

Researchers at Sandia work on new way to image brain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used. Magnetoencephalography is a noninvasive way to measure tiny magnetic fields produced by the brain’s electrical activity. The measurements, able to catch activity as fast […]

Sandia supplies essential element to local science classrooms

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Thanks to a donation by Sandia National Laboratories, public high schools in Livermore now sport colorful, extra-large periodic tables that include the city’s namesake element, Livermorium. Livermorium is a synthetic element discovered through experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia. The International Union of […]

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