Sandia excels in innovative fundamental materials science research – developing and integrating the theoretical insights, computational simulation tools and deliberate experiments that provide foundational, predictive understanding of the performance of Sandia’s current and future mission-critical materials in order to provide the solid technical basis for Sandia’s engineering decisions and enabling future mission work.

Our People

Our Values

We instantiate Sandia’s values through our work as a Materials Sciences community: we deliver with excellence, we respect each other, we act with integrity, and we team for great results.


We balance world leadership in selected areas of materials science with maintaining the broad expertise needed to deliver on our mission commitments.


We will work challenges as a team, and seek to develop our staff and grow our next generation of leaders.


Customers and colleagues who approach us individually can trust that we will respond to their needs using the most appropriate resources to ensure that the best ideas and solutions are brought to bear.


We strive to become entangled with our customers, so that we can deeply understand their needs and together achieve their goals. We also operate as a community – tightly interwoven so as to efficiently, effectively, and innovatively bring critical materials expertise to the Labs and the Nation.