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Lessons from cow eyes: The long-term impacts of studying cornea biomechanics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nature has had millennia to optimize biomaterials for useful properties, from lightweight strength to walking on smooth, vertical surfaces. Mother-of-pearl, spider silk, cholla wood “skeletons” and gecko feet are all good examples of nature’s brilliant materials engineering. The study of gecko feet spurred research into dry nano-adhesives, and research into lightweight yet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sandia internship program serves up challenging national security work with a side of fun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Keilan Jackson wanted real-world experience when he shopped for an internship for the summer of 2013. The Arizona State University computer science junior had completed other intern stints where his work was never put to use. From several options, he chose Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Internships to Advance National Security, or TITANS, […]

Sandia showcase shines a light on research and tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will again take its cutting-edge research and technology to the community at a daylong event that will also spotlight intellectual property and how to do business with the labs through licensing, partnership agreements, procurement and economic development programs. The second annual Sandia Research & Technology Showcase is Sept. 10 […]