Sandia LabNews

Identify, track, capture

Sandia robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems midflight. They recently completed a successful test using a swarm of four unmanned aircraft systems to intercept a flying target, using a net to trap it in air like an insect caught in a web and safely lower it to the ground.

Biomanufacturing innovation

Sandia scientists joined other DOE national laboratories to showcase their bioscience research and capabilities before investors, industry representatives and university partners at the Innovation XLab: Biomanufacturing Summit at the California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Jan. 28-29.

Tammy Kolda named ACM Fellow

Sandia mathematician Tammy Kolda has been elected Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. She earned the honor for her “innovations in algorithms for tensor decompositions, contributions to data science and community leadership.”

Postdoc Technical Showcase

Sandia’s Albuquerque campus hosted its 2019 Postdoctoral Technical Showcase at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in December. The annual event brings together early-career postdoctoral scientists and engineers with Labs’ leaders and decision-makers for a technical poster competition and mentor awards.

NM Legislature honors Sandia researchers

Sandia researchers Katya Casper and Vincent Urias were honored for their research and presented with certificates on the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives Feb. 17. The awards were proposed by State Rep. Abbas Akhil, a former Sandian.

The Atomic Mr. Basie

The Sandia Jazz Orchestra performed its inaugural concert, The Atomic Mr. Basie, before an enthusiastic crowd of jazz fans at the Steve Schiff Auditorium Feb. 20. Launched in October 2019, the SJO is part of the Sandia Bands Association, the newest social association sponsored by the Sandia Employee Recreation Program.