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Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

By Kristen Meub Sandia mechanical engineer Kenneth Armijo, who leads bilingual family science events by night and researches solar energy and assists small businesses by day, has received the prestigious Zia Award from his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. “I feel pretty honored to get the award,” Kenneth said. “It’s pretty special in [...]

By | 2018-11-12T21:53:01+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Kenneth Armijo receives UNM Zia Award

Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Also known as collectors, heliostats are large arrays of mirrors which collect and focus sunlight. In a concentrating solar power plant, the collectors focus sunlight on a centralized receiver. The receiver captures the heat, where it can be stored and used to produce power on demand. The unique capabilities and testing expertise of [...]

By | 2018-10-29T22:11:34+00:00 October 29th, 2018|News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Advanced CSP Collector Testing to take place at National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage

QuESt, a Python-based, open source energy storage software suite, has been released by the Sandia energy storage software tool team that developed it. QuEST is an open source, Python-based software application suite for energy storage simulation and analysis. It is designed to give users access to models and analysis for energy storage used and developed [...]

By | 2018-10-15T19:01:40+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News|Comments Off on Initial Release of QuESt: Optimizing Energy Storage

Jacqueline Chen elected fellow of the American Physical Society

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jacqueline Chen has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. This honor is afforded each year to no more than 0.5 percent of the members of the society. Chen was honored “for fundamental insights into turbulence-chemistry interactions revealed through massively parallel direct numerical simulations.” “Being [...]

By | 2018-10-12T13:54:27+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Computational Modeling & Simulation, CRF, News|Comments Off on Jacqueline Chen elected fellow of the American Physical Society

Chinese research institute discusses potential collaborative areas with Sandia

Representatives from the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) Research Institute of China recently visited Sandia to discuss research capabilities, interests, and potential for collaborative research between the two entities. The visit included an overview of Sandia and the hydrogen and fuel cells program. Staff discussed experimental research on liquid hydrogen behavior and the HyRAM toolkit, [...]

By | 2018-10-10T20:14:40+00:00 October 10th, 2018|News, Partnership|Comments Off on Chinese research institute discusses potential collaborative areas with Sandia

Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

In October, Sandia National Laboratories will present two workshops on energy assurance and advanced microgrid design. The workshops, based on Sandia’s Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course, will include background information, technical discussion, and working example problems, including specific examples related to the U.S. Virgin Islands. There will be two sessions available – [...]

By | 2018-10-16T23:23:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Energy, Grid Integration, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Workshop Coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

By Michael Padilla The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories. Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality. Responsible for significantly increased rates [...]

By | 2018-09-19T22:26:58+00:00 September 19th, 2018|CRF, Energy, News, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia researchers crack the code to soot formation

Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

by Michael Padilla Insights from experiments at Sandia designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and Indian oceans. The discovery was published in the July 3 issue of Nature Communications and featured on the editor’s highlights [...]

By | 2018-09-05T19:09:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|News, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

Registration is closing soon for the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop. RSVP by August 23rd to reserve your seat and ensure site access to attend. About the Workshop Hosted in Livermore, California by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop will take place Thursday, September [...]

By | 2018-08-20T18:29:12+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Energy, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

Sandia researchers named fellows of The Combustion Institute

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Robert Barlow and Jacqueline Chen are among 125 members who have been named inaugural fellows of The Combustion Institute. As dedicated members of the international combustion community, fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion research, whether in combustion fundamentals or in applications. Fellows are active [...]

By | 2018-08-17T17:22:46+00:00 August 17th, 2018|CRF, News|Comments Off on Sandia researchers named fellows of The Combustion Institute