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2014

Laminar-flow cleanroom inventor honored posthumously by National Inventors Hall of Fame



March 4, 2014

Former Sandia National Laboratories physicist Willis Whitfield will be honored posthumously by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May for his cleanroom invention. In 2008, Whitfield posed outside a cleanroom at Sandia’s Microsystems Engineering Sciences & Applications (MESA) complex.

Former Sandia National Laboratories physicist Willis Whitfield will be honored posthumously by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May for his cleanroom invention. In 2008, Whitfield posed outside a cleanroom at Sandia’s Microsystems Engineering Sciences & Applications (MESA) complex.......more

 

 

White House honors four early-career Sandia researchers



February 17, 2014

Sandia researchers, left to right, Adrian Chavez, Matthew Brake, Seth Root and Daniel Stick will be recognized in a ceremony later this year as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering. The award is the highest honor the US government gives to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their careers.

Sandia researchers, left to right, Adrian Chavez, Matthew Brake, Seth Root and Daniel Stick will be recognized in a ceremony later this year as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering. The award is the highest honor the US government gives to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their careers.....more

 

2013

Ed Cole appointed Fellow by ASM International



Sept 20, 2013

Ed Cole

Ed Cole (1000), appointed a Sandia Fellow in June, has been elected by the board of trustees of ASM International as a Fellow of that society. The ASM International website describes itself as a society of 36,000 members worldwide “dedicated to supporting the materials and engineering professions.” According to the notification letter, “The honor of Fellow represents recognition of our distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, and develops a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the society.” Ed’s citation reads, “For revolutionizing microelectronics failure analysis by the development of Charge Induced Voltage Alteration, Light Induced Voltage Alteration and Soft Defect  Localization techniques for analyzing integrated circuits.” The honor officially will be conferred during the ASM awards dinner on  Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Montreal, Canada. — Neal Singer

SPIE Optics+Photonics

SPIE Optics &Photonics


August 25-29, 2013
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Booth number: 935
Brochure

Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats



August 9, 2013

Ron Manginell and colleagues are developing new miniature pulsed-discharge ionization detectors — mini-PDIDs — like those Ron is holding here. The tiny devices have broadened the scope of chemical targets for Sandia’s microanalytical detection technology to toxic industrial chemicals, biological volatiles, greenhouse gases, and more. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Sandia scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans.

The military needs to find low concentrations of chemicals, such as those used in roadside bombs or chemical warfare agents, before they hurt anyone, says Ron Manginell (1716). Soldiers often use detectors in less-than-ideal situations, looking for dangerous substances from among a rich miasma of diesel fumes, smoke, and dust.....more


Sandia wins three R&D 100 awards


July 8, 2013

Membrane Projection Lithography

Membrane Projection Lithography, submitted by Bruce Burckel. This fabrication technique enables the creation of a diverse array of microscopic 3D structures with macroscopic impact. For instance, the technique can be used to create 3-dimensional integrated circuits, the next step in the evolution of 2-dimensional microprocessors. It is also capable of creating structured electromagnetic materials. Currently, the technique is being used to make thermal antennas which can control the direction of heat emitted from an object, potentially easing cooling and heating needs for satellites or perhaps even buildings and cars....more

 

 

NSREC


(Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference)
July 8-12, 2013
Hyatt Regency
San Francisco, CA
Booth number: 608
Brochure

Sandia Labs names three fellows


June 28, 2013


Newly appointed Sandia Fellows Jerry Simmons, left, Ed Cole, middle, and John Rowe gather outside Sandia’s Joint Computational Engineering Laboratory. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jerry Simmons, Ed Cole and John Rowe have been named Sandia Fellows....more

 

 

 

 

CLEO


(Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics)
June 9-14, 2013
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
Booth number:  2234

TechConnect World/Nanotech


May 12-16, 2013
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
Booth number:  323

SPIE Defense & Security


April 29 – May 3, 2013
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Booth number: 1644

Disabled kids inspire musical instrument anyone can play


February 6, 2013

Sandia microsystems engineer Kent Pfeifer, left, and Taos businessman Dan Daily work on the circuitry for Daily's Midiwing musical instrument. The MidiWing can be played by anyone regardless of physical ability. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Not everyone can play music. You need timing and rhythm, an ear for pitch and notes and an ability to interpret sheet music and symbols. You need physical coordination to apply those talents plus control of lungs, lips, arms and fingers to match the mechanics of a musical instrument. And you need strength and stamina to sustain the sounds you create...more

SPIE Photonics West 2013

February 4, 2013

SPIE

Sandia National Laboratories' research and collaborations will be highlighted in 26 presentations and two posters at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West 2013 Conference.  The presentations include seven invited papers showcasing Sandia's microsystems research, five of which involve collaborations with MIT, the University of Konstanz, the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia and Yale University.  Visit our booth, number 201, to learn more about Sandia’s Microsystems Program.

2012

Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics wins 2012 R&D 100 Award

Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics

Sandia developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that could revolutionize solar energy collection. The crystalline silicon micro-PV cells will be cheaper and have greater efficiencies than current PV collectors. Micro-PV cells require relatively little material to form well-controlled, highly efficient devices. Cell fabrication uses common microelectronic and micro-electromechanical systems techniques. They are 10 times thinner than conventional cells, yet perform at about the same efficiency.

SPIE Optics & Photonics

San Diego Convention Ctr.
San Diego, CA
Sandia National Laboratories' Presentations

Optical Interconnects Conference (OI Conference)

Optical Interconnects Conference

May 1, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories' research and collaborations will be highlighted in three presentations at the upcoming IEEE Photonics Society Optical Interconnects Conference.

 

Laser Science to Photonic Applications

CLEO: 2012

May 1, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories' research and collaborations will be highlighted in 11 presentations and three posters at the upcoming CLEO: 2012 Conference. The presentations include an invited paper showcasing Sandia's microsystems research in collaboration with MIT. Visit our booth, number 2409, to learn more about Sandia’s Microsystems Program.

 

SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing

SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing

April 6, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories' research and collaborations to be highlighted in 18 presentations and four posters at the upcoming SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing Conference. The presentations include five invited papers showcasing Sandia's microsystems research, three of which involve collaborations with MIT, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. and the University of Arizona. Visit our booth, number 1003, to learn more about Sandia’s Microsystems Program.

 

Experimental smart outlet brings flexibility, resiliency to grid architecture

February 27, 2012 - Smart outlet on display at summit

Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental "smart outlet" that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or system. The goal of the smart outlet and similar innovations is to make the power grid more distributed and intelligent, capable of reconfiguring itself as conditions change........more

 

2011

Solar glitter, rescue robot and university partnership earn Sandia technology transfer awards

October 4, 2011 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will begin researching how to use glitter-sized photovoltaic cells in utility-scale solar power systems, which eventually could cut the costs of solar panels in half and nearly double their efficiency.......more

 

 

R&D100 Entry 2011: Microresonator Filters and Frequency References

Our miniature acoustic resonators perform RF filtering and frequency synthesis in next-generation wireless devices—offering higher performance in a smaller package with a lower price.

 

 

World's smallest atomic clock hits marketplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2011
World's smallest atomic clock hits marketplace

You could have bought a Rolex, but now you learn about a new, matchbook-sized atomic clock. It’s portable, only about 1.5 inches on a side and less than a half-inch in depth and heck, it costs less, only about $1,500.

Sandia MOU to assist MEMS students at University of Guadalajara

A PLAYABLE CHESSBOARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2011
Tiny microelectronic mechanical systems to improve Mexican economy, aid US defense
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will help Mexican engineering students learn to design tiny microelectromechanical devices (MEMS), according to a memorandum of understanding between Sandia and the University of Guadalajara.

 

2010

Tom Friedmann awarded NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2010
Diamond-like thin film offers hard data for solar models
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Tom Friedmann was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (EEAM) at a ceremony June 15 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. He received the award for the quality of the diamond-like carbon thin films he contributed to the Genesis science mission. Five other winners were all members of JPL.

Sandia Labs reports first successful integration of a terahertz quantum-cascade laser and diode mixer into a monolithic solid-state transceiver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2010
Improved control of “neglected middle-child” frequency range offers potential benefits
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers have taken the first steps toward reducing the size and enhancing the functionality of devices in the terahertz (THz) frequency spectrum....

Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition

A PLAYABLE CHESSBOARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2010
World’s smallest chess set and a microbarbershop win big
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The world’s smallest chess board — about the diameter of four human hairs — and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year’s design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), held at Sandia National Laboratories in mid May....

Sandia researcher Paul Dodd named IEEE Fellow

Dodd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Paul Dodd, a Sandia National Laboratories researcher, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) "for contributions to the understanding and simulation of single-event effects in microelectronic," according to a notification sent out by the organization....

2009

Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results

Representative thin crystalline-silicon photovoltaic cells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2009
Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results
Adventures in microsolar supported by microelectronics and MEMS techniques
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
The tiny cells could turn a person into a walking solar battery charger if...

Two Sandia researchers elected AAAS Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2009
Two Sandia researchers elected AAAS Fellows
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Dave Haaland and David Myers have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Sandia receives DoD ‘trusted foundry’ accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2009
Sandia receives DoD ‘trusted foundry’ accreditation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Sandia National Laboratories’ silicon fabrication facility in Albuquerque, N.M., has been accredited by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide “trusted foundry” services for both unclassified and classified integrated circuits. The foundry accreditation represents an increase in scope to Sandia’s already-existing accreditation for design...

“Microswimmer” and extremely tiny testing tool are big winners at Sandia student MEMS contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009
‘Microswimmer’ and extremely tiny testing tool are big winners at Sandia student MEMS contest
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A “microswimmer” about the diameter of a human hair won the “novel design” category of the fifth annual Sandia National Laboratories-sponsored MEMS University Alliance Design Competition.
The microswimmer, which resembles a tiny fish, is designed to have...

Sandia receives DoD “trusted design” accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009
Sandia receives DoD “trusted design” accreditation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has received accreditation to provide “trusted design” services for both unclassified and classified integrated circuits at its Albuquerque, N.M., facility.
Sandia’s Category 1A status was awarded through the Trusted IC Supplier Accreditation Program (www.dmea.osd.mil/trustedic.html) of the Department of Defense (DoD)’s...

2008

Sandia recognizes five green-certified buildings

MESA Microsystems Laboratory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2008
Sandia recognizes five green-certified buildings
Buildings awarded LEED building certification
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Sandia National Laboratories recently recognized five green-certified buildings in a brief ceremony organized by the Labs’ Environmental Planning Department.


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