Pioneers of wave energy conversion PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRET LATTER THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2023 MAKING WAVES — Sandia engineer Giorgio Bacelli, right, hosts a tour of the Wavebot Laboratory for DOE Water Power Technologies Office staff, from left, Sabastian Grimm, Raquel Torre and Amanda Vieillard on July 19. The DOE Water Power Technologies Office is partnering with Sandia on the Pioneer Wave Energy Convertor project with the aim of powering a buoy that gathers oceanographic data. WAVE POWER — Sandia water power technologies team members, visitors from the DOE Water Power Technologies Office and interns from the Consortium of Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems program toured the Wavebot Laboratory on July 19. Sandia is collaborating with the DOE on the Pioneer Wave Energy Convertor project. Two interns from CHRES, Andrea Galvan and Gabriel Fuentes, are working with the DOE on a Spanish-language video that explains the project.