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Sandia-patented polyphenyline membrane featured in Nature Energy

A polyphenyline membrane fuel cell patented by Sandia was described in an article in the August 21 issue of Nature Energy co-authored by Cy Fujimoto. This fuel cell operates over a wide temperature range and can potentially offer reduced cost and increased life compared to similar commercial products. Co-authors included researchers from Los Alamos National [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on Sandia-patented polyphenyline membrane featured in Nature Energy

HyMARC designated as an approved program at the Advanced Light Source

The Sandia-led Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) has been designated an approved program at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that makes a third-generation synchrotron light source available to researchers in numerous areas. As an approved ALS program, researchers are allocated time with the ALS [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on HyMARC designated as an approved program at the Advanced Light Source

HySTEP honored with FLC-Far West 2016 Outstanding Partnership award

As a partner in developing Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance (HySTEP), a device to accelerate the validation of hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell vehicles, Sandia received the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Far West Region Award for Outstanding Partnership. Sandia shared the award with HySTEP partners National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Air Liquide, Boyd Hydrogen, [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on HySTEP honored with FLC-Far West 2016 Outstanding Partnership award

Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement

Chemist Bernadette “Bernie” Hernandez-Sanchez won for outstanding technical achievement and is the first woman at Sandia to receive this award. Hernandez-Sanchez  will be recognized at the 28th Annual HENAAC Conference in Anaheim, California, Oct. 5-9, during National Hispanic Heritage Month. HENAAC honors Hispanic researchers who have made significant contributions to the nation’s technical community. Awardees are [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|News, Water Power|Comments Off on Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement

Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) New Fact Sheet Published

The wave energy converter (WEC) Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) project provides WEC developers with improved means of predicting WEC survival and design loads. WEC developers will use the ECM tools to reduce uncertainty and risk in the WEC design process. The ECM project is a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|News, Water Power|Comments Off on Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) New Fact Sheet Published

2016 NM Regional Energy Storage & Grid Integration Workshop

Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico State University, is hosting a free two-day Regional Workshop on Energy Storage and Grid Integration August 22 and 23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The objective of this [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Grid Integration|Comments Off on 2016 NM Regional Energy Storage & Grid Integration Workshop

Sandia explores aggressive high-efficiency sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines

by Michael Padilla Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility are playing a key role in developing sparkplug-free engines that will help meet ambitious automotive fuel economy targets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. They are working on low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) operating strategies for affordable, high-efficiency engines that will meet stringent air-quality standards. Sandia [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia explores aggressive high-efficiency sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines

Sandia develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

 By Michael Padilla Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a model for how diesel engines autoignite that should lead to increased engine efficiency and a better understanding of how pollutants form. Sandia postdoctoral researcher Layal Hakim, working with mentors and Sandia principal investigators Guilhem Lacaze and Joe Oefelein, designed and implemented an optimized chemical [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

Robert Kolasinski wins DOE Early Career Award

By Michael Padilla Robert Kolasinski (8366) has received a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science to support his work on how intense fusion plasmas interact with the interior surfaces of fusion reactors. Robert’s research will develop the scientific foundations needed to determine how reactor [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Robert Kolasinski wins DOE Early Career Award