April 8, 2008

CINT wins DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award

DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman conveys the Award of Achievement
DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman (far left) conveys the Award of Achievement for the timely and efficient construction of the CINT complex to (from left to right) William Ortiz, NNSA Sandia Site Office federal project director; Altaf (Tof) Carim, DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences CINT program manager; Neal Shinn, Sandia CINT User Program Manager; and Ingrid Kolb, DOE Office of Management director. Download 300dpi 14MB JPEG image (Media are welcome to download/publish this image with related news stories.)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman presented the Sandia/LANL Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) with the Department of Energy Award for Achievement at the bi-annual DOE project management workshop in Washington, DC. held in late March.

The $75 million project, completed on schedule and under budget, was one of two DOE engineering/construction projects to receive recognition in project management.

The CINT project team was praised for effective management of the construction and instrumentation of two new research facilities, totaling over 130,000 square feet of laboratory, cleanroom, office, and storage space.

Formally completed in April 2007, initial operations in the new facilities were able to start much earlier in 2006.

The integrated Sandia/LANL project team credited extensive intra-team communication and planning for their ability to respond to unanticipated challenges such as the LANL “stand-down,” federal budget continuing resolutions, and construction cost escalations.

Now in its second year of operations, CINT is managed by a joint Sandia/LANL team, led by Codirectors Robert Hwang (Sandia) and Antoinette (Toni) Taylor (LANL).

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

Sandia news media contact:  Neal Singer, 505-845-7078,