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Black engineer awards expand Sandia Labs spotlight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards, including Most Promising Scientist, Modern Technology Leaders and Science Spectrum Trailblazers. Honorees include Sandia systems, chemical, computer, electrical, petroleum, manufacturing and mechanical engineers who excel in their respective fields, powering innovation while flexing their technological muscles for U.S. national security. […]

AIAA names two Sandia engineers as associate fellows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — You might say Sandia National Laboratories aerospace engineer Srinivasan Arunajatesan went into the field because of his sister. Sandia colleague Vicente Romero went into mechanical engineering because of exposure to science and technology in school and through extracurricular activities he pursued while growing up. Arunajatesan, who joined Sandia in 2010, and Romero, […]

Two Sandia engineers named University of New Mexico distinguished alumni

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico School of Engineering has named two Sandia National Laboratories engineers as distinguished alumni for 2017. Ireena Erteza was honored for electrical and computer engineering and Kenneth Armijo was selected for mechanical engineering. They will be recognized at an awards dinner Nov. 2. The Distinguished Alumni Award, the […]

Award-winning Sandia engineer traded sewing for a shot at science

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pierrette Gorman built a successful career as a seamstress and tailor, working her way from bridal and clothing stores to owning a business in upstate New York. But she wanted more. “I wanted a college education and had a goal,” Gorman said. She wanted to be an engineer. “I knew my ability […]

Sandia engine efficiency expert named SAE fellow

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories combustion researcher Mark Musculus has been named a fellow of SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers. Established in 1975, the fellow designation honors long-term SAE members who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through leadership, research and innovation. Only about 20 of SAE’s more […]

Techniques could create better material, design in high-consequence uses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Imagine a table with sinuous legs resembling the twisting shape of an inverted swamp cypress trunk. Those flowing legs might make the table stronger, better able to handle whatever someone piles on it. Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe such organically shaped designs, achieved through a technology called topology optimization, could enable better […]

Engineering better machines and buildings by understanding mechanics of materials

Sandia project to fill gaps by linking atomic structure with how parts perform ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Humans have used metals for thousands of years, but there’s still a lot about them that isn’t fully understood. Just how much stretching, bending or compression a particular metal will take is determined by mechanical properties that can vary […]

Sandia’s Greg White chosen as a New Face of Engineering 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia engineer Greg White has been chosen as one of the 2014 New Faces of Engineering, a recognition program that highlights the work of engineers ages 30 and younger. The award is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, now the DiscoverE Foundation, a coalition of engineering societies, major corporations and government […]

Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Willis Whitfield invented the modern-day cleanroom 50 years ago, researchers and industrialists didn’t believe it at first. But within a few short years, $50 billion worth of laminar-flow cleanrooms were being built worldwide and the invention is used in hospitals, laboratories and manufacturing plants today. The retired Sandia National Laboratories physicist, […]