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Engineer taps into Sandia’s deep knowledge base to design high-reliability component

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Robert Petterborg saw an opportunity to improve a critical part used to test a weapons system. Using his spare time at work and with the help of his Sandia National Laboratories colleagues, he designed a new cable connector that eliminates misalignments that could interfere with testing and potentially damage hardware. “I wasn’t […]

Bruised and bleeding: New materials show where they’re hurt

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Every over-the-counter medication bottle sports a protective seal, usually a plastic wrap or foam layer, or both. These seals offer signs of tampering attempts. In a parallel concern, the International Atomic Energy Agency relies on tamper-indicating devices to make sure it knows if containers of nuclear material have been opened or tampered […]

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 […]

Sandia and UNM collaborate to build more efficient rocket

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sal Rodriguez, a nuclear engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, is forging a rocket revolution with the help of the University of New Mexico and student Graham Monroe. Their cutting-edge research is propelling the future of aerospace by infusing rocket science with a touch of golf ball magic. They incorporated dimples similar to […]

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 […]

Sandia 2023 economic impact reaches record high

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ economic impact for fiscal year 2023 reached an all-time high of nearly $4.8 billion, which was $559 million more than in 2022. The impact is evident in the 1,200 new jobs added in the last year, the $114 million in gross receipts taxes paid to the state and the […]

Invitation: 2023 Sandia economic impact marks biggest ever

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ economic impact for fiscal year 2023 reached an all-time high of nearly $4.8 billion, surpassing the previous year by $559 million. That impact is evident in the 1,200 new jobs added in the last year, the $114 million in gross receipts taxes paid to the state of New Mexico, […]

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 […]

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 employees help make the holidays more bountiful for local families

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Employees of Sandia National Laboratories will once again come together to help local families in need over the Thanksgiving holiday with the annual “Take a Turkey to Work Day.” As part of the event on Nov. 14, employees are encouraged to bring a frozen turkey to drop off at various sites around […]

Detecting nuclear materials using light

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Blueshift Optics, owned by former Sandia employee Joey Carlson, is working to shift the way radioactive materials are detected, using technology that he helped create at Sandia National Laboratories. Radiation detection has long been a critical aspect of national security and efforts to make the world safer. “Agencies are trying to cast […]

New Mexico middle schoolers rev up for electric car challenge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Middle school students from around the state are gearing up to put their STEM skills on the line during the annual New Mexico Electric Car Challenge, sponsored by Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories. Teams of sixth, seventh and eighth graders will compete to build an electric car that travels the fastest while […]

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 […]

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