August 30, 2019

engineers inspect a bank of switchgear

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

The Sandia-developed Microgrid Design Toolkit provides what-if analysis of microgrid design choices to provide quantitative insights to decision makers for hybrid energy solutions. Using the MDT tool, utilities and other community stakeholders can identify vulnerabilities in infrastructure particularly susceptible to natural disasters and related consequences.

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team shows off the prototype ducted fuel injection module

Diesel engine revolution

An engine innovation first conceived and tested by Sandia scientists has attracted the attention of big business because it synergizes with renewable fuels and takes almost all the soot out of a diesel engine’s exhaust without sacrificing performance or increasing cost.

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Alejandro Mota and Irina Tezaur explain their modeling method

Getting to the nuts and bolts of nuts and bolts

After more than five years, a mathematical breakthrough devised by a structural engineer and a computational scientist may save Sandia time and resources to test complex systems. The method is now being used in production in Sandia's Sierra code, and the designers say its potential is limited only by researchers' imagination.

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Help wanted: People with passion for national security

Associate Labs Director Andy McIlroy said Integrated Security Solutions is on track to meet its projected hiring goals for fiscal year 2019. The hiring team's primary goal is to help implement processes where new-hires can feel welcome to reach out with questions and ideas to help make their integration into Sandia as smooth as possible.

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Sandia opens doors to family, friends

Family Day is a rare opportunity for Sandia’s workforce to show family and friends the critical work they perform in the interest of the nation. This year’s Albuquerque event is Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Livermore event is Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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group photo at Kilimanjaro summit

Kilimanjaro: Together at the top

After seven days traversing the rainforest, rocky cliffs and alpine desert of Tanzania, a group of current and retired Sandians made the final ascent to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro last fall. They had trained nearly a year for the moment, yet nothing could have fully prepared them for the deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of reaching the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.

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