Sandia News


A letter from the Labs Director

James S. Peery portrait
James S. Peery

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Labs Accomplishments, published annually by Sandia Lab News. The scope and significance of the work you’ll read about in these pages — all completed during the 2021 fiscal year — is truly amazing. The achievements are even more meaningful considering the challenges we have navigated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to touch every corner of our institution. But Sandians came through once again, delivering exceptional service in the national interest.

This publication is a record of the remarkable accomplishments of Sandians united in their dedication to the security of this country and its citizens. It is filled with successes by the Sandia staff who met critical milestones in key mission areas, advanced our support operations and made scientific breakthroughs supported by federal partners and Laboratory Directed Research and Development. It shows Sandians using multidisciplinary skills to fulfill our national security missions in meeting a wide range of threats.

It’s impossible to collect all Sandia’s work in a single volume. But you will read about Sandia’s contributions to stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, homeland protection, energy security, national security and international partnerships. You’ll read about leadership in safety, quality and employee benefits. And you’ll read about Sandians’ generosity in a time of great need.

The list goes on. All Sandians play a vital role in our missions and each accomplishment comes from talented and dedicated staff performing at the top of their game.

Sandia’s work is needed now more than ever. Our national security missions, including maintaining the safety, reliability and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, are more critical every day. The broad range of what we do sets us apart. Sandia’s deep science and engineering foundations give us cross-disciplinary advantages, so we can solve some of the nation’s toughest problems and make the world a safer place.

Enjoy this look at our work. I promise it will be time well spent.

— James S. Peery, Labs Director     

About this Publication

This year’s Labs Accomplishments highlights some of Sandia’s best work during fiscal year 2021, as submitted by the Labs’ Center offices and selected by Division offices. Readers will see numbers in parentheses following many of the entries that indicate the Centers where the bulk of the work for those accomplishments was performed.


Download the 2022 Labs Accomplishments (PDF, 5 MB).

Cover Features

Front cover

Solar tower manager Margaret Gordon performs a final heliostat field inspection for an upcoming test.

Back cover

When COVID-19 vaccines became available in the spring, Sandia medical staff set up on-site clinics in New Mexico and California to distribute doses to the workforce. Medical staff member Rocio Jaramillo prepares a dose during one of these vaccine clinics.

⁠— Photos by Randy Montoya