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About Us

Vision & Mission

The Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center provides new scientific knowledge in support of Sandia's national security mission, especially in the areas of nuclear weapons, energy and infrastructure assurance, nonproliferation and assessments, military technology and applications, and homeland security. We provide science-based solutions for the mission needs of our parent agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with an emphasis on areas where we have unique expertise. Of equal importance, we are Sandia's leading performer of focused long-term scientific research in anticipation of future national security needs, particularly in the physical, chemical, and nano sciences. We focus on five technical thrusts: science-based solutions for enduring NNSA mission needs, collective hierarchical systems, compound semiconductor science and technology, nanosciences, and optical sciences.

Sandia Values

Integrity — We live our core values without being distracted by temporary expedience. We are honest in times of disagreement and fully discharge our trust despite temptations to unnecessary compromise.

Excellence — We deliver superior technical and managerial performance that both meets our nation's needs and pushes forward the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology.

Service to the Nation — We meet the requests of our government, anticipate its future needs, and benefit the nation and our world. We are steadfast in completing our mission in the face of ambiguity and criticism. We make the most of every opportunity to render "exceptional service in the national interest."

Each Other — We respect the intellect, skills, initiative, diversity, flexibility, and can-do attitude of our employees. We nurture rather than hinder their development. We applaud "the best and the brightest" in our employees and their accomplishments.

Teamwork — We ensure shared values and focus, team internally and externally, and create mutual benefits and mutual respect.