Sandia LabNews

Issue May 5, 2022

Powering the moon: Sandia researchers design microgrid for future lunar base

Reliable, resilient microgrid to sustain astronauts, mining and fuel processing

Powering the moon: Sandia researchers design microgrid for future lunar base

In partnership with NASA, Sandia researchers design reliable and resilient microgrids that could sustain astronauts, mining and fuel processing on the moon.

Seashell-inspired Sandia shield protects materials in hostile environments

The environmentally friendly coating, derived from a baking ingredient, outperforms conventional materials.

A new way to handle laptops with damaged batteries

In its first year, a partnership between ES&H and IT reduced electronic waste, improved device safety and saved thousands of dollars.

NNSA celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting for new complex

The 330,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified complex will house more than 1,200 employees who support the national security mission.

Hruby Fellow tackles big problems in climate by focusing on smallest details

In her three years at Sandia, Kelsey DiPietro has accelerated research through computer modeling. Read about Kelsey’s work in this profile offered as part of the “Sandia Loves Science” campaign.

Getting the stars back together again

The Labs hosted the Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences workshop last month in Albuquerque. This year's event offered opportunities for women graduate students and postdoctoral appointees to collaborate in person.

Museum Artifact Center to present largest display of nuclear weapons

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History began construction on a new center that will feature more than 120 individual items, systems and deployment technologies.

Sandia researchers connect the dots between energy equity, energy storage

According to a new paper, underserved communities that would greatly benefit from renewable energy are less likely to have access to it. Read more about the researchers' findings and potential solutions for achieving energy equity.

Chemist honored for ‘major impacts’ in physical chemistry

Krupa Ramasesha has received a competitive award from the Journal of Physical Chemistry for her work.

Facility opens for interagency counter-weapons of mass destruction training

The building is a dedicated space for scientific and technical training through NNSA’s Stabilization Program. It enables all relevant Sandia-based trainings to take place at one site.

Sowing seeds, feeding families

National Volunteer Month events included hosting a mobile food pantry, planting vegetables to distribute in local communities, packing cereal for families and more. The next volunteer opportunity is with Seed2Need on May 14 in Albuquerque.