The Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs Group conducts research and development in advanced technologies for both the front- and back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle to ensure energy and environmental stability in the interest of national security. The Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs Group’s primary customer is the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE).
This group also provides integration of DOE-NE’s programs across the Laboratories.
Major DOE-NE Programs at Sandia include: Nuclear Launch Safety Analysis, Small Modular Reactors, Advanced Energy Conversion System Development, Fuel Cycle Systems Engineering, Used Fuel Disposition, and Advanced Modeling and Simulation.
The Group also manages and operates several unique testing facilities used for experimental work related with energy conversion systems, nuclear fuel cycle safety studies, and radiochemical and water chemistry.