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Tech transfer awards salute innovation, commercialization at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC is a nationwide network of more than 300 members that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. […]

Joint hire increases materials science collaboration for Sandia Labs, UNM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have hired Fernando Garzon, a nationally recognized scientist and inventor, to work for both institutions. It is the first joint hire recruited together by Sandia and UNM. “Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico have enjoyed a close relationship for […]

Moly 99 reactor using Sandia design could lead to U.S. supply of isotope to track disease

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. Known as moly 99, it is made in aging nuclear reactors outside the country, and concerns about future shortages […]

Scientists help entrepreneurs make business dreams come true

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bill Watts knows a thing or two about data-center computers. One is that they’re dangerous to move. “A server cabinet is 8 feet tall with 3,500 pounds of equipment,” he said. “If it starts to tip over, there’s no way you can stop it.” Watts, an Intel Corp. veteran who at one […]

Sandia completes major overhaul of key nuclear weapons test facilities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories recently completed the renovation of five large-scale test facilities that are crucial to ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons systems. The work supports Sandia’s ongoing nuclear stockpile modernization work on the B61-12 and W88 Alt, assessments of current stockpile systems and test and analysis for […]

Tech transfer program shares Sandia’s science, creates jobs for two decades

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For 20 years, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have been able to leave to start or join small companies, knowing they can return. Their work has made a difference: creating jobs, bringing Sandia expertise into the private sector and boosting economic development, a new survey shows. “The Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) […]

Entrepreneur teams with Sandia scientists to bring life-saving vaccines to far reaches of the world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Getting life-saving vaccines to the most remote parts of the world is no easy feat. Biopharmaceuticals are highly sensitive to heat and cold and can perish if their temperature shifts a few degrees. “The vast majority of the world’s population lives in areas where electricity and refrigeration are not reliable,” said Bruce […]

Cargo security partnership takes home national tech transfer award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and two collaborators won the national Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2014 Interagency Partnership Award. The award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two organizations who together did outstanding work in transferring technology. The winning partnership included Sandia, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific […]

Sandia Labs tops $6 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2013 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico by 8.2 percent over the previous year, giving $6,050,426 to the charitable organization. “This level of generosity is astounding,” said Kelly Westlake, Sandia’s 2013 Employee Caring Program campaign chair. “Sandians faced the prospect of […]

Economic impact report spotlights Sandia’s commitment to business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $975 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2013 and New Mexico businesses were awarded more than $420 million, or 43 percent, of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received nearly $500 million in Sandia contracts, with the New […]

White House honors four early-career Sandia researchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia researchers Matthew Brake, Adrian Chavez, Seth Root and Daniel Stick have been named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor the U.S. government gives outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their careers. “I want […]

Agreement lets Sandia, UNM staff work side-by-side

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has launched a new kind of collaboration designed to strengthen its research bonds with the University of New Mexico (UNM). “This is another sign of the close and deepening partnership between two of the pre-eminent research institutions in the state,” Sandia Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Julia Phillips […]

Computer power clicks with geochemistry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is developing computer models that show how radioactive waste interacts with soil and sediments, shedding light on waste disposal and how to keep contamination away from drinking water. “Very little is known about the fundamental chemistry and whether contaminants will stay in soil or rock or be pulled off […]

Black Engineer of the Year honoree inspires youth to excel in STEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There’s more to receiving a Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) award than being a winner, says Aaron Brundage of Sandia National Laboratories. “The intent of the award is to provide guidance to young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” he says. “It gives them a role […]

Sandia Labs wins five regional FLC tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won five regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC’s Far West/Mid-Continent regions gave Outstanding and Notable Technology Development awards to Sandia’s: SpinDx medical diagnostic tool; Sandia Cooler, which reduces energy to cool computer processor chips; and Self-Assembled […]