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Five Sandia Labs scientists earn 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dissecting doorbells, exploring music, mastering retail software, love of the arts and old-fashioned hard work were early paths that led five Sandia National Laboratories engineers to their callings and recently earned them national Black Engineer of the Year Awards. The awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in engineering, science and technology, include Science Spectrum […]

Sandia awarded for outstanding work in technology transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of Sandia National Laboratories’ core missions is to help the world through innovation. However, transferring some of that innovation from the Labs to industry isn’t always an easy process. Through hard work and ingenuity, some Sandia employees are excelling at moving technology to market, a feat that is now being honored […]

National achievement awards go to two Sandia Labs engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories scientists Patrick Feng and Thushara Gunda recently were honored with national achievement awards by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. The awards recognize recipients’ leadership and accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Feng, a materials scientist, received a Professional Achievement Award, 10-plus years, for his leadership in […]

National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tony Garcia often reflects on his grandfather’s words: “Work hard and be good to people, and you’ll end up happy.” This simple principle has been Garcia’s beacon throughout his academic and professional journeys, and now has led to his recognition with a prestigious 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers STAR of Today […]

Society of Women Engineers celebrates Sandia employees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Women engineers at Sandia National Laboratories achieved significant recognition in 2023 from the Society of Women Engineers. These accolades included Advocating Women in Engineering, Distinguished New Engineer and 10 patent recognition awards. SWE’s awards program celebrates high levels of achievement among individuals who identify as women and allies in engineering, engineering technology […]

Sandia economist selected fellow of energy association

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Peter Kobos, an economist and manager at Sandia National Laboratories, has been selected as a senior fellow of the United States Association for Energy Economics. Kobos defines energy economics as the science of storytelling, using data to determine which energy technologies can perform as needed and which technologies are cost-effective enough to […]

SCREAM wins Gordon Bell climate prize at SC23 convention

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Running a model of the global atmosphere with unprecedentedly high resolution on the world’s first exascale supercomputer, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories has won the Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling presented by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award, announced Nov. 16 at the SC23 convention in Denver, recognizes […]

Two researchers elected associate fellows for aerospace contributions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees will soon join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics class of 2024 as associate fellows. “This distinguished group of professionals has made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace profession,” said AIAA President and Sandia Deputy Laboratories Director Laura McGill. “They exemplify expertise and dedication to […]

Sandia researchers capture six R&D 100 Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers took home six R&D 100 Awards, one joint award with Los Alamos National Laboratory and one special award for 2023 in the annual international technical competition that includes researchers from universities, corporations and government labs. “These achievements further Sandia’s mission and demonstrate the impact that innovative research and […]

Asian American Engineer of the Year goes to Sandia Labs computer scientist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tian Ma, a distinguished computer engineer in research and development at Sandia National Laboratories, has been honored as a 2023 Asian American Engineer of the Year by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA. Each year, CIE recognizes exceptional Asian American engineers who demonstrate strong technical skills, leadership abilities and a commitment to public […]

Sandia employee named Scientist of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “I was the only farm worker who had a calculus book in his car,” joked Sal Rodriguez when I asked him about his upbringing. But it was no joke. The son of immigrants, who grew up in the tiny town of Calexico, California, worked in the fields to put himself through college. […]

Materials scientist named fellow of American Chemical Society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher and manager Hongyou Fan has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the society has more than 173,000 members in 140 countries and supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. The 2023 class of fellows were […]

Collaboration, innovation drive SIAM Fellow to succeed

LIVERMORE, Calif. — For a man whose job is to envision outcomes, Ali Pinar says he was completely surprised when the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics named him one of its 2023 Fellows. “When I was pursuing my PhD, if somebody had told me I would become a SIAM Fellow — no way,” Pinar […]

DOE awards Sandia for helping boost small businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia’s Mentor-Protégé Program has been named “Mentor of the Year” for the second year in a row by the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. The DOE Awards Program has also named Sandia’s supply chain subcontract manager, Sofia Delgadillo-Marrufo, as Facility Management Contracting Officer of the Year and […]

Sandia researcher Stan Atcitty named IEEE fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories Senior Scientist Stan Atcitty has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one of the world’s largest technical professional organizations. Atcitty’s research focuses on power electronics needed to integrate energy storage and distributed generation with the electric utility grid. Six of his projects have […]

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