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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 […]

Economic Impact: Sandia Labs spends $3.68B

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories pumped an all-time high of nearly $3.68 billion into the economy in fiscal year 2019 by spending on goods, services, payroll, taxes and other payments, Labs Director James Peery announced today. “Sandia is proud of the past success but will not rest,” Peery said. “We will keep building on […]

New Sandia Labs Director named

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dr. James S. Peery has been named the next Director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest National Laboratory. Peery, who began his career at the Labs in 1990, succeeds Dr. Stephen Younger, who is retiring at the end of 2019. Peery becomes the 16th Laboratories Director in Sandia’s 70-year history and […]

Security in a heartbeat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A thumbprint to unlock a door. An eye scan to unlatch a vault. Both were once ideas of the future that may become things of the past if current research is successful. Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with a New Mexico small business to test and develop a biometric security system based […]

Sandia debuts small-business partnership program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories today launched a mentor-protégé program to assist small business development and enhance a company’s ability to build a solid foundation to compete for larger and more federal and industry opportunities. Sandia’s mentor-protégé program was unveiled during a small-business forum at the University of New Mexico Lobo Rainforest. More than […]

Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They crush ‘em. They pierce ‘em. They roast ‘em, soak ‘em in saltwater and short circuit ‘em. They overcharge and even over-discharge ‘em. Heck, they can even shoot them with lasers. Those poor batteries never really stand a chance against Sandia National Laboratories researchers whose job is to test the cells beyond […]

National security, science collaboration bolstered by new agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering with an agreement signed this week. “Once we have that umbrella in place, it opens the knowledge cache of both institutions — our scientific researchers collaborating with UNM’s — so that […]

High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When traveling at five times the speed of sound or faster, the tiniest bit of turbulence is more than a bump in the road, said the Sandia National Laboratories aerospace engineer who for the first time characterized the vibrational effect of the pressure field beneath one of these tiny hypersonic turbulent spots. […]

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high computing efficiency, performance

LIVERMORE, Calif. — As the demands on computers are rapidly changing to more data-centric tasks — such as image processing, voice recognition or autonomous driving functions — there quickly arises a need for greater computing efficiencies. Given the limitations of traditional computing, scientists and commercial manufacturers have focused on the field of neuromorphic computing, which mimics […]

Students applaud Manos science spotlight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Many of us can thank a teacher or mentor who early in our lives ignited a passion in us for our current professions. For nearly 30 years, Sandia National Laboratories’ Manos — or “hands-on” — program has provided that spark for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields in thousands of […]

New device in Z machine measures power for nuclear fusion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you’re chasing the elusive goal of nuclear fusion and think you need a bigger reactor to do the job, you first might want to know precisely how much input energy emerging from the wall plug is making it to the heart of your machine. If somewhere during that journey you could […]

Sandia Labs spending tops $1 billion on goods and services, economic impact booms in FY18

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent nearly $1.3 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2018, with spending on New Mexico companies up by $55 million compared to the previous year, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. “We had a really good year and topping $1 billion with nearly half a […]

Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Decades ago, technical experts from the national labs responded in an ad hoc manner to accidents involving nuclear weapons, called “broken arrows.” Thirty-two such accidents have occurred since the 1950s, so the Accident Response Group was created about five decades ago to provide technical expertise in assessing and safely resolving nuclear weapons […]

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations. “CRADAs are one of the crown jewels of the technology transfer industry,” said Sandia business development specialist Jason Martinez. “Sandia is out […]

Sandia engineer elected American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories engineer Larry Luna has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, marking significant achievements during more than 30 years of service and leadership. “I am pretty excited about it,” Luna said. “I think the fellow designation is a great honor in that it’s a recognition […]