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Sandia Labs tapped again to lead national solar evaluation centers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won a three-year renewal of a Department of Energy contract to manage the U.S. Regional Test Centers (RTCs), a network of five sites across the country where industry can assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The program currently has more than 12 industry […]

CRADA boom sets records, forges ties at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories entered into a vast array of new Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) in the past three years, bringing dozens of new partners to the labs. “This is a great mechanism for getting national laboratory technology into the private sector,” said Sandia CRADA specialist Jason Martinez. “We develop cutting-edge […]

Interactive map shows thousands of Sandia Labs collaborations across U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories signed more than 5,000 U.S. partnership agreements in the past five years touching every state in the country, and has created an online map that brings them to life. “The map illustrates the amazing breadth of work Sandia does with industrial, university, government and lab partners around the United […]

Suicide bomb detector moves forward with Sandia engineer’s help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On the chilling list of terrorist tactics, suicide bombing is at the top. Between 1981 and 2015, an estimated 5,000 such attacks occurred in more than 40 countries, killing about 50,000 people. The global rate grew from three a year in the 1980s to one a month in the 1990s to one […]

New Mexico small businesses prosper with technical help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ski bums need fuel to schuss down mountains day in and day out. Their go-to snack is an energy bar, a backpack staple. “We need something that is quick, healthy, sustaining and cheap,” said Kyle Hawari of Taos, New Mexico. But taste matters too. “We humans crave something that is enjoyable to […]

Sandia helps small security company thwart thieves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At a motorcycle shop on a busy city street, crooks devised an elaborate scheme to steal from the storage yard. They jumped the fence and unpacked some newly arrived bikes from crates. They used the crates to build a ramp and run the motorcycles over and out. “The owner called and said, […]

Sandia Labs anthrax detector takes home national technology transfer award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. BaDx (Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics) works in places with no power, refrigerated storage or laboratory equipment. It requires minimal or no training and makes anthrax testing […]

Starting point for suppliers at Sandia is not a recording

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first voice people hear when they call Sandia National Laboratories for information about becoming a supplier is the real thing. “I was surprised to talk to a live person about how to do business with Sandia,” said Danny Ruiz of Mazda Computing in Albuquerque. “You don’t normally get that with large […]

Sandia Science & Technology Park fuels economy with jobs, tax revenue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The $2.3 billion worth of economic activity generated by the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) since it was established in 1998 has produced more than $89 million in tax revenue for the state of New Mexico and $12.9 million for the city of Albuquerque in the past 16 years. That’s the […]

Sandia Labs plans partnership center to boost collaboration, tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will pursue a Center for Collaboration and Commercialization to strengthen partnerships, technology transfer and ties to the community. The center, known as C3, will support the city of Albuquerque’s and the University of New Mexico’s Innovation District and Innovate ABQ initiatives. C3 will offer programming and services to boost […]

Showcase to spur commercialization of Sandia technologies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A showcase that brought Sandia National Laboratories’ cutting-edge research and technology to the community the past two years has a new look and target audience. Instead of an annual daylong gathering open to the public, the re-envisioned Sandia Technology Showcase will become a yearlong series of events geared to investors and entrepreneurs. […]

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 […]