Sandia LabNews

A splash of detergent makes catalytic compounds more powerful

Uniform catalytic compounds produced at Sandia don't just look nice, they outperform commercial varieties used as catalysts in solar cells and which could be used to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel. If developed for industry, the new technology could improve performance while reducing costs of catalysts used everywhere from environmental cleanup to cancer treatment.

How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans

In a year-long project, researchers at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories teamed up with the city of New Orleans to analyze ways to increase community resilience and improve the availability of critical lifeline services during and after severe weather.

40th anniversary International Training Course

This spring marked the 40th anniversary of the International Training Course on the physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities. This year's session provided training on international best practices for physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities to 50 participants from 38 countries, as well as two observers from Taiwan.

‘Keep the pedal down’ for mission work: Nuclear Deterrence all hands

At the annual Nuclear Deterrence portfolio-wide all hands meeting at Sandia, Associate Lab Director Steve Girrens acknowledged the incredible job everyone is doing Labs-wide to successfully deliver on the record amount of mission work, and indicated that the next few years will be even busier than initially predicted.

John Dec applauded on international stage

Sandian John Dec has been selected as one of the 2018 SAE International Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award recipients. This honor is given to speakers at SAE meetings who have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice.

Shadid named SIAM fellow

Sandia computational scientist and mathematician John Shadid has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, based upon his research on solution methods for multiphysics systems, scalable parallel numerical algorithms and numerical methods for strongly coupled nonlinear partial differential equations.

Catching Dreams

Sandia volunteers traveled to Gallup, New Mexico in April to bring hands-on science and engineering activities — like a Lego robotics class — to more than 60 middle and high school students. The activities were part of Sandia’s Dream Catchers Science Program at the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus.