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Sandia Wins Three R&D100 Awards

Sandia researchers—competing in an international pool of uni­versities, corporations, and government labs—captured three R&D100 Awards in this year’s con­test. R&D Magazine presents the awards each year to researchers whom its editors and independ­ent judging panels determine have developed the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. The sole criterion for winning, according to the [...]

New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program Collaborations Recognized

Ten NMSBA projects that achieved outstanding innovations last year were honored at the program’s annual Innovation Celebration Awards event. “NMSBA has been bringing small businesses together with scientists and engineers from Sandia and Los Alamos for more than 12 years. We are grateful to the principal investigators who work with New Mexico’s small businesses,” said [...]

EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

EFRC Sr. Investigator Weng Chow is the recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. This highly prestigious award presented by the IEEE Photonics Society is given to a select group of scientists who are considered pioneers in the field of quantum electronics. Chow is receiving this award on behalf of his, “contributions to semiconductor-laser theory, [...]

New DOE Office of Science/BER Water Cycle Report

The DOE Office of Science/Biological and Envi­ronmental Research (BER) just released a new report: “Community Modeling and Long-Term Predic­tions of the Integrated Water Cycle.” Vince Tidwell (Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) co-led the chapter on “Use-Inspired Water Cycle Research.” The report is based on a workshop that served “as a launching point and major organizing event [...]

Maritime Ports May Be the Next Deployment for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen fuel cells are being used in a variety of ways to provide efficient, pollution-free power: mobile lighting systems, forklifts, emergency backup systems, and light-duty trucks, to name a few. Providing auxiliary power to ships in berth may be added to that list soon. Joe Pratt (Energy Systems Engineering and Analysis Dept.) and Aaron Harris [...]

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