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Moving technologies from the lab to the marketplace

Sandia and Lawrence Livermore labs, i-GATE to showcase Cleantech Open program LIVERMORE, Calif. — Representatives from national labs, universities and business will  gather for a Cleantech Open Business Briefing on March 18 at Sandia National Laboratories’ Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) to highlight how those entities are working together to develop clean technologies and take them […]

Sandia pair honored by Travis AFB for helping service members, families

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Two members of Sandia National Laboratories’ Military Support Committee (MSC) in Livermore, Calif., have been awarded a special commendation in recognition of their efforts to assist enlisted families in need at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, Calif. The award ceremony took place March 8, with Brig. Gen. John Flournoy Jr. and Command […]

Portable hydrogen fuel cell unit to provide green, sustainable power to Honolulu port

Deployment project builds on earlier study’s optimistic results LIVERMORE, Calif.— Clean hydrogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel cell technology demonstration, one that could lead to a commercial technology for ports worldwide. The work […]

California educators win Sandia Excellence in Teaching awards

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories’ Livermore, Calif., site presented two local teachers with Excellence in Teaching Awards at the regular meeting of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s Board of Education on Dec. 10. Terry Greenaway, a science specialist at Jackson Avenue Elementary School, and Kathy Hallenbeck, a chemistry teacher at Livermore High School […]

Sandia employees kick off Livermore’s first Habitat for Humanity renovation project

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Habitat for Humanity typically builds houses, but a Habitat event last month tore one down. A team of Sandia National Laboratories volunteers led by engineering services manager Larry Carrillo kicked off a new Habitat for Humanity project that will partially demolish and rebuild a dilapidated 60-year-old house in Livermore. Once completed, Habitat […]

Pioneering path to electrical conductivity in ‘Tinkertoy’ materials to appear in Science

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage. A paper to appear in Science magazine, “Tunable Electrical Conductivity in Metal-Organic Framework Thin-Film Devices,” debuted in […]

Combustion chemist to be awarded Polanyi Medal for pioneering work at Sandia Labs

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories combustion chemist Craig Taatjes, whose groundbreaking work on Criegee intermediates has provided scientific insight into hydrocarbon combustion and atmospheric chemistry, has been selected to receive the prestigious Polanyi Medal by the International Symposium on Gas Kinetics. Taatjes will receive the award and present the Polanyi Lecture at the 23rd International […]

Converting natural gas to liquid transportation fuels via biological organisms

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering and high-throughput assays as part of a multiproject, $34 million effort by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) aimed at developing advanced biocatalyst technologies that can convert natural gas to liquid fuel for transportation. The ARPA-E program is Reducing […]

Sandia’s Katherine Guzman receives national Hispanic award for technical contributions

LIVERMORE, Calif.— The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp. (HENAAC) recently named Sandia National Laboratories’ Katherine Guzman one of its 2013 Luminary honorees. She received her award Oct. 5 at the 25th Anniversary HENAAC Conference in New Orleans. “This is an incredible honor,” said Guzman. “I remember going to the HENAAC awards ceremony as an […]

Low-temperature combustion enables cleaner, more efficient engines

LIVERMORE, Calif.— As demand climbs for more fuel-efficient vehicles, knowledge compiled over several years about diesel engines and a new strategy known as “low-temperature combustion” (LTC) might soon lead auto manufacturers and consumers to broader use of cleaner diesel engines in the United States. The journal Progress in Energy and Combustion Science published a summary […]

Power for seaports may be the next job for hydrogen fuel cells

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Providing auxiliary hydrogen power to docked or anchored ships may soon be added to the list of ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, emissions-free energy. Hydrogen fuel cells are already powering mobile lighting systems, forklifts, emergency backup systems and light-duty trucks, among other applications. Now, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories […]

Sandia honors young women for outstanding achievement in math and science

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories in California recently presented its annual Math and  Science Awards to 22 young women from area high schools. The event celebrates the academic accomplishments of the recipients and their great potential as they prepare for the next phase of their lives. “Science, technology and engineering are so important for this […]

“Popcorn” particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft. The research is reported in an article entitled, […]

Sandia, SRI International sign pact to advance hydrogen and natural gas research for transportation

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories and SRI International, an independent research and innovation center, will join forces to explore, test and evaluate a broad range of hydrogen and natural gas fuel systems and components for transportation applications under a new agreement. The five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) is the first agreement in Sandia’s new Center […]

Key hydrogen report now available on OpenEnergyInfo wiki site

LIVERMORE, Calif.— As part of the Open Government initiative launched by the Obama administration, Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Reference on Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials has made its debut on the Energy Dataset of OpenEnergyInfo, or OpenEI. Many in the industry working to increase the competitiveness of clean hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) already consult […]