Contributing to the Next Generation of Nuclear Power Generation

Our nuclear energy and fuel cycle technologies supports the safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable use of nuclear power worldwide through strengths in repository science, nonproliferation, safety and security, transportation, modeling, and system demonstrations.

Areas of Expertise

Sandia advises the U.S. Department of Energy in support of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)—the world’s only licensed and operating deep geologic repository for transuranic nuclear waste disposal.

Sandia conducts scientific analyses and experiments to enhance the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle and the supporting infrastructure.

Sandia conducts research and development in advanced technologies for both the front- and back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Recent Videos

Sandia Assists NASA in Understanding Launch-Area Accidents

Some NASA spacecraft, those which operate on the surface of other planets or are too far from the sun, require the use of radioisotope power systems (fueled with plutonium dioxide) to produce electricity and heat. […]

University of Wisconsin–Sandia Team Awarded SunShot CSP: APOLLO Funding

With recently awarded funding from the US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s CSP: APOLLO Program (Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities), Sandia is working with a team led by the University of […]

Sandia’s Supercritical Carbon-Dioxide/Brayton-Cycle Laboratory Signs Important MOU with Industry Partners

Sandia and eight other companies and research organizations* will collaborate to advance a distributed power system that can produce cleaner, more efficient electricity. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) focuses on developing an energy-conversion system based […]

Sandia Research Featured on Journal of Physical Chemistry A Cover

As part of Sandia’s core geochemistry program funded by DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Sandia’s Randall Cygan (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research and Applications Dept.) and his collaborators, W. Crawford Elliott and his PhD […]

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