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Department of Energy Secretary’s Honor Award Winner

Sandia’s Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. (Photo by Randy Montoya) The Energy Secretary selected the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team to receive a 2014 Honor Award. The ACME executive council team includes researchers [...]

Sandians Participate in 46th Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference

Fifty-six Sandians from ten Centers joined more than 22,000 geoscience professionals, students, and academics at the December AGU Fall Meeting. Sandia staff chaired multiple technical sessions and gave dozens of presentations on topics ranging from improved climate models to performance models for underground waste storage to 3D printing and digital rock physics. Marianne Walck (Director [...]

NASA Award for Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Process Experiment (MIZOPEX)

Research team members prepare the Sierra Unmanned Aerial System for flight from Oliktok Point, Alaska. (Photo by Mark Ivey) Sandians Mark Ivey and Darin Desilets (both in Sandia’s Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences Dept.) were included in a NASA Group Achievement Award “for outstanding achievement in executing the MIZOPEX using multiple classes of unmanned [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:18+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Analysis, Climate, Modeling & Analysis, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring|Comments Off on NASA Award for Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Process Experiment (MIZOPEX)

Two Sandia Leaders Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Gil Herrera, director of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology, and Components Center and a recently elected AAAS Fellow. Gil Herrera (Director of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology, and Components Center and head of Sandia’s Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications [MESA] complex) and Steve Rottler (Vice President of Sandia’s California laboratory and leader of the Labs’ [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:02:11+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Climate, Energy, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Leaders Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Stephanie Kuzio, Vince Tidwell, and Tom Lowry (all from Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), represented Sandia’s Water and Environment Program (part of the Sandia’s Climate & Environment Program Area) at World Water Week in Stockholm August 31–September 5th. The theme for this year’s conference was Energy and Water, and Vince Tidwell was invited to speak [...]

By | 2016-12-14T20:07:17+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Electricity use by water service sector and county. Shown are electricity use by (a) large-scale conveyance, (b) groundwater irrigation pumping, (c) surface water irrigation pumping, (d) drinking water, and (e) wastewater. Aggregate electricity use across these sectors (f) is also mapped. Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:21+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Parallel Implementation of Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Method Using LAMMPS/Trilinos

Sandia has implemented a scalable parallel capability to model polarized-fluid dynamics in micro devices driven by an electric potential. The Sandia team discretized the mathematical model (Navier-Stokes and Poisson-Bolzman equations) with an implicit smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method. Due to the method’s particle nature, the team used the LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) particle library, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:21+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Capabilities, Climate, Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Energy Storage, Infrastructure Security, Modeling, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Parallel Implementation of Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Method Using LAMMPS/Trilinos

Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

This Fall event was a follow-up to a Climate and Environment Program Area meeting with the California governor’s office in July. There, the California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, recognized the value of Sandia’s climate-impact modeling and analysis work, led by Stephen Conrad (manager of Sandia’s Resilience and Regulatory Effects Dept.), and wanted to connect that [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:22+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Facilities, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change

Sandia high-performance computing (HPC) researchers are working with DOE and 14 other national laboratories and institutions to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model, to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel­erate the development and applica­tion of fully coupled, state-of-the-science [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change

Joint Sandia/University of Texas–Austin Research Featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C

“Chemi­cal and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storage” was the featured arti­cle in the July 17, 2014, issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper was written by Sandia researchers Susan Altman (in Sandia’s Geochemistry Dept.), Randall Cygan (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research & Applications Group), Craig Tenney (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research & [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Carbon Capture & Storage, Carbon Storage, Climate, Earth Sciences Research Center, Materials Science, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Joint Sandia/University of Texas–Austin Research Featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C