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Sandia’s Nancy Jackson named American Chemical Society Fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Sandia National Laboratories chemical engineer whose team partners with chemistry labs around the world to ensure chemicals are handled safely and securely has been named a 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. The prestigious honor, given by the world’s largest scientific society, is awarded to scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments […]

Project Neptune: Specialized gas detection for nonproliferation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Trying to sniff out traces of hard-to-detect gases can be like trying to hear a whisper at the other end of a very large, very crowded, very noisy room. Sandia National Laboratories’ Project Neptune aims to design a system capable of sensing, from among the loud signals of a lot of gases, […]

Sandia employees reach out to Hispanic students with Manos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories is hosting its annual Manos program, which targets Hispanic middle school students and is designed to encourage interest in math, science and engineering. The program was launched 23 years ago by Sandia’s Hispanic Leadership Outreach Committee, today led by Sandia employees Pat Sena and Miquelita Carrion, and the Community […]

Better monitoring and diagnostics tackle algae biofuel pond crash problem

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry detect and quickly recover from algal pond crashes, an obstacle to large-scale algae cultivation for future biofuels. The research, which focuses on monitoring and diagnosing algal pond health, draws upon Sandia’s longstanding expertise in microfluidics technology, its […]

New instrument will quickly detect botulinum, ricin, other biothreat agents

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin. The device, once developed, approved by the Food and Drug Administration and commercialized, would most likely be used in emergency rooms in the […]

Sandia researchers bring lab experience to world of business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Sandia National Laboratories workers were recognized for taking technology out of the labs and into the private sector. Laurence Brown, Matt Donnelly and Jim Pacheco received Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards for their participation in a Sandia program that encourages researchers to take jobs at startup or expanding businesses. Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer […]

Caterpillar, Sandia CRADA opens door to multiple research projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories and industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. have signed their first umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA), opening the door to a wide range of scientific research. “This agreement will lead to an expanded relationship with Caterpillar,” said Vic Weiss, the Sandia business development specialist who helped negotiate the CRADA. […]

Sandia Cyber Research Lab formally opens in stressful times

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An unusual urgency underlay the brief speeches noting the formal opening of Sandia’s Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) last month. A warning of “malicious cyber activity,” sent out one day earlier by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, accompanied a growing flood of news releases from major businesses and large […]

Prestigious award lights up Tsao’s wide-ranging career

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeff Tsao has seen it all in his 29-year Sandia National Laboratories career, from research to management to entrepreneurship. But being an idea guy is what he likes best. “It’s what I naturally gravitate toward,” Tsao said. Tsao is a researcher in the solid-state lighting group, working to cut back the worldwide […]

Sandia’s new fiber optic network is world’s largest

Fiber optic network saves energy, money ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has become a pioneer in large-scale passive optical networks, building the largest fiber optical local area network in the world. The network pulls together 265 buildings and 13,000 computer network ports and brings high-speed communication to some of the labs’ most remote technical […]

Black engineers get national awards for reaching beyond the expected

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Sandia National Laboratories staff members who share a commitment to quality and diversity are winners of 2013 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards. J. Anthony Wingate, manager of Subsystems and Component Quality Engineering, was named Professional Engineer of the Year for Diversity Leadership. Dennis Owens, manager of Defense Systems Quality […]

Sandia Labs revitalizes nuclear security infrastructure

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has completed $199 million in facilities construction and repair as part of an 11-year national effort to revitalize the physical infrastructure of nuclear security enterprise sites. The Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program (FIRP) was established in 2001 to reduce a long-standing backlog of deferred maintenance at the National Nuclear […]

Cool Earth Solar and Sandia team up in first-ever public-private partnership on Open Campus

LIVERMORE, Calif.— In a public-private partnership that takes full advantage of the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) for the first time, Sandia National Laboratories and Cool Earth Solar have signed an agreement that could make solar energy more affordable and accessible. The five-year Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) calls for researchers with Sandia’s New […]

Keeping tabs on the world’s dangerous chemicals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the chemistry labs of the developing world, it’s not uncommon to find containers, forgotten on shelves, with only vague clues to their origins. The label, if there is one, is rubbed away. Left alone for years, some chemicals can quietly break down into explosive elixirs, and what was once an innocent […]

Sandia awards information technology contracts to three firms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has issued three information technology contracts totaling $353 million over a potential term of seven years. The awards streamline IT contracting at the labs. “These contracts replace current IT contracts that are expiring,” said Chris Slater of the Sandia Procurement group. “We are integrating multiple service contracts to create […]