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2024 News Releases

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Boosting battery research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Most Americans don’t leave home without at least one lithium battery-powered device, and someday, the house itself may have a battery back-up. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are working to make these large back-up batteries less expensive, hold more energy and be less prone to bursting into flame. One way to tackle […]

Electrical circuits encased in fluid may reshape data-center design

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Keeping electrical circuits dry is generally considered a vital safety measure, but at Sandia National Laboratories’ high-performance computing center, technicians adjust live circuits submerged in liquid. “It’s pretty cool — and a little unusual — to walk into a computing lab and see electrical hardware submerged in fluid,” said Sandia engineer David […]

Sandia visits Cochiti Pueblo for STEM day

Albuquerque, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories aims to inspire young minds at the Cochiti Pueblo by hosting a day filled with learning and exploration of science, technology, engineering and math. The event is part of the Labs’ ongoing efforts to inspire Native American youth to pursue further education and careers in STEM fields, potentially leading […]

American Chemical Society honors Sandia Labs scientist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories materials scientist Dorina Sava Gallis has been honored by the American Chemical Society with a 2024 Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award, recognizing her excellence in the scientific enterprise demonstrating outstanding promise for contributions to her field. In her 14 years at Sandia, Sava Gallis has accumulated more than […]

Radar is advancing at historic speed. How engineers are setting the pace.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a whirling geopolitical landscape of new nuclear weapons, hypersonic weapons, drones and satellites, the U.S. is hustling to test new kinds of radars aimed at detecting evolving threats. Many of these tests take place in a simulated research environment created at Sandia National Laboratories. Dubbed RAMSES by its developers, the advanced […]

Sandia National Laboratories holds small business forum  

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is holding a small business forum on May 2 to connect with local small businesses and share upcoming opportunities to work with Sandia. The forum will include nearly 40 booths, including resources from Sandia, other Department of Energy labs, partners such as the Small Business Administration and various chambers […]

Major milestone reached for key weapons component

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the Kansas City National Security Campus completed a crucial weapons component development milestone, prior to full rate production. The Mark 21 Replacement Fuze interfaces with the W87-0 warhead for deployment onto the Minuteman III and, eventually, the Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. The first production unit of the replacement fuze […]

1.15 billion artificial neurons arrive at Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a groundbreaking stride toward the future of computing, early this year Sandia National Laboratories researchers welcomed the arrival of an extraordinary brain-based computing system called Hala Point. Packed with a staggering 1.15 billion artificial neurons — believed to be the biggest brain-based computing system in the world — and cleverly confined […]

Sandia microgrid expert named IEEE Fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories electrical engineer Michael Ropp has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one of the world’s largest technical professional organizations. Ropp’s research focuses on developing algorithms to improve the resiliency of the electrical grid, particularly with the addition of many sources of renewable energy […]

Sandia studies subterranean storage of hydrogen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Imagine a vast volume of porous sandstone reservoir, once full of oil and natural gas, now full of a different, carbon-free fuel — hydrogen. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are using computer simulations and laboratory experiments to see if depleted oil and natural gas reservoirs can be used for storing this carbon-free […]

Two Sandians honored with 2024 Women in Tech Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees have been honored with the 2024 New Mexico Women in Tech Award from the New Mexico Technology Council. The award recognizes remarkable women who drive innovation and excellence in their tech field and inspire and empower others to pursue careers in the tech industry. Mary Monson If […]

Two Sandia researchers elected to National Academy of Engineering

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories researchers, Tina Nenoff and Babu Chalamala, have been elected as members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. They are among the 114 new members and 21 international members to be inducted as the class of 2024. Their election to the NAE, one of the highest honors in […]

Sandia pumps $140B into the economy through technology development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To say that the technology and products Sandia National Laboratories researchers have helped imagine, innovate and industrialize have had a massive impact on the country would be an understatement. Two studies commissioned by Sandia and the National Nuclear Security Administration show Sandia’s work has had an overall economic impact of $140 billion […]

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Invitation: Sandia Labs’ 20-year economic impact announcement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To say that the technology and products that Sandia National Laboratories researchers have helped imagine, innovate and industrialize have had a massive impact on the country would be an understatement. Two studies commissioned by Sandia and the National Nuclear Security Administration show Sandia’s work has had a staggering $140 billion economic impact […]

Sandia collaboration produces improved microneedle technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Microneedles measure only two to three times the diameter of human hair and about a millimeter long. But their impact is significant, from helping U.S. service members in the field diagnose infections earlier, to helping individuals monitor their own health. Sandia National Laboratories is at the forefront of microneedle research and is […]

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