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Sandia Labs spending, economic impact up in 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $983 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2015, up nearly $21 million from the previous year, and New Mexico businesses received more than $381 million, or 39 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received more than […]

Researchers offer consulting to companies that license Sandia inventions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a boost to technology transfer, Sandia National Laboratories has launched a program that lets researchers consult for companies that license their Sandia work. “There is a need for this. We hear often in the business community that it would help a lot if our people could consult on their inventions,” said […]

DOE aims to boost economy through national lab tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is intensifying efforts to move technology developed at the national laboratories into the private sector to boost the economy and create jobs, says the acting director of the department’s new Office of Technology Transitions. “Tech transfer is a mission of the DOE and all our national […]

New Mexico small businesses prosper with technical help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ski bums need fuel to schuss down mountains day in and day out. Their go-to snack is an energy bar, a backpack staple. “We need something that is quick, healthy, sustaining and cheap,” said Kyle Hawari of Taos, New Mexico. But taste matters too. “We humans crave something that is enjoyable to […]

Sandia clean-energy assistance pilot is open for business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Small businesses in the clean-energy sector can apply for technical help from Sandia National Laboratories and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs through a new pilot. David Danielson, DOE assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), announced the launch of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot website on Wednesday, […]

Sandia Labs HENAAC honorees find common threads in diversity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thousands of miles separate the hometowns of Patrick Sena and Abraham Ellis. Sena grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Ellis in Chitre, Panama, but they shared upbringings centered on family, community and culture. “What does it mean to be Hispanic?” said Ellis, manager of Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems at Sandia […]

Sandia Labs takes home regional tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has won four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. One award honored business development specialist Bianca Thayer as Technology Transfer Professional of the Year. Sandia technologies recognized by the FLC’s Far West/Mid-Continent regions for 2015 are: Dynamic Prosthetic […]

Sandia veterinarian helps make the world safer through livestock health and biosecurity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dr. Melissa Finley’s credibility was on the line as she worked, surrounded by skeptics, to save the life of a dehydrated calf in rural Afghanistan. As a woman and a foreigner she had to earn the trust of the villagers she was trying to help. “They had never given fluids before, so […]

Sandia pilot to assist small clean-energy companies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) chose Sandia National Laboratories as one of five leads in a pilot that will give small, clean-energy companies access to national laboratory expertise and resources. Sandia will receive $2.75 million of DOE’s $20 million investment to launch the voucher pilot for small business assistance and collaborative […]

Sandia tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has made the job easier with an innovative technology that detects signs of tampering. “In our world, one advance by an adversary can make a security technology obsolete overnight,” said Dianna Blair, manager of Sandia’s […]

Sandia helps small security company thwart thieves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At a motorcycle shop on a busy city street, crooks devised an elaborate scheme to steal from the storage yard. They jumped the fence and unpacked some newly arrived bikes from crates. They used the crates to build a ramp and run the motorcycles over and out. “The owner called and said, […]

Sandia director Hommert to retire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert announced to employees today that he plans to retire in mid-summer, five years after becoming Sandia’s 13th director. Under Hommert’s leadership, Sandia has delivered on a wide variety of national security work and increased its already large economic and community impact on Albuquerque and the […]

Sandia Labs tops $6.5 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2014 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) by 8.2 percent over the previous year, giving $6,556,666 to the charitable organization. “Sandians are amazingly generous and recognize the community’s needs,” said Pam Catanach, who coordinates the labs’ Employee Caring Program (ECP). […]

Asian American engineering honorees credit families for success

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two scientists at Sandia National Laboratories thought back to their roots when they won Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) awards: Somuri Prasad to a village in India and Patrick Feng to a refuge in America. Prasad’s father helped found the first school in his native Pasumarru in the Krishna District […]

Sandia Labs BEYA winner listened and excelled

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Jon Madison had a strong sense of who he was and where he was going. “I wasn’t an average kid,” he said. “Whatever my peers were doing, chances are I wasn’t doing it. After school and weekends I helped with my family’s business. When it came to […]