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Sandian Receives the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, South Region Technical Award

Sandia's Jeff Tsao (center) received his Technical Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (South Region) at the IES regional meeting in Albuquerque. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) builds on a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:20+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Sandian Receives the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, South Region Technical Award

Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Sandia researchers Dale Huber (left) and Todd Monson have come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize TiO2 nanoparticles, which could be used in everything from solar cells to light-emitting diodes. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Titanium-dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles show great promise as fillers to tune the refractive index of anti-reflective coatings on signs [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:32+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Capabilities, CINT, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Sandia Brings Home a Record Five Regional Tech-Transfer Awards

Sandia won five regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. It was the most FLC regional awards Sandia has won at one time. Sandia’s Jeff Koplow makes an adjustment to an earlier prototype of his Air Bearing Heat Exchanger invention. The technology, as known [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:47+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Sandia Brings Home a Record Five Regional Tech-Transfer Awards

SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

SSLS EFRC Scientist, Andy Armstrong, recipient of Sandia's 2013 Employee Recognition Award Congratulations to SSLS EFRC Sr. Investigator Andy Armstrong, who was honored with Sandia's 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Andy was awarded in recognition of his development and application of novel defect characterization for III-Nitride materials. Sandia's prestigious Employee Recognition Awards (ERA) are [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:52+00:00 September 9th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

CRF Researchers Received “Best Paper” Award for Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) Conference

Dennis Siebers (left) and Paul Miles and Dipankar Sahoo (two at right) escort visitors at the CRF. Dipankar Sahoo (Engine Combustion Dept.), Ben Petersen (formerly with the Engine Combustion Dept., now with Ford Motor Co.), and Paul Miles (Engine Combustion Dept.) received the ASME-ICED best paper award for “The impact of swirl ratio and [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:52+00:00 August 28th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Sensors & Optical Diagnostics, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on CRF Researchers Received “Best Paper” Award for Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) Conference

Key Hydrogen Report Now Available on OpenEnergyInfo Wiki Site

Hydrogen experts at Sandia/California were tapped for their technical expertise through a first-ever contract with the state of California to investigate a May 4 (2012) hydrogen release at the Bay Area’s Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) hydrogen fueling station in Emeryville, CA.In their investigation, Sandia researchers concluded that an internal component of a [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:02:08+00:00 August 28th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Key Hydrogen Report Now Available on OpenEnergyInfo Wiki Site

Patent Awarded for the Fuel Cell Mobile Light

Fuel-cell-powered mobile lighting system. On May 14, 2013, a U.S. Patent (US 8,439,534 B1) was awarded for a fuel cell mobile lighting system. The Sandia inventors, Lennie Klebanoff (8367) and Terry Johnson (8366) were among other project inventors from the broad collaboration between industry, the State of California (Caltrans), DOE, and Sandia to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:52+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Patent Awarded for the Fuel Cell Mobile Light

Jerry Simmons Is One of Three Researchers Named as Laboratory Fellows

Newly appointed Sandia Fellows Jerry Simmons (left), Ed Cole (center), and John Rowe gather outside Sandia's Joint Computational Engineering Laboratory. (Photo by Randy Montoya) This status is reserved for those who are nationally or internationally recognized pioneers in their fields. It is considered a promotion to the highest level of R&D staff, equivalent [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:54+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Jerry Simmons Is One of Three Researchers Named as Laboratory Fellows

EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

EFRC scientist, Weng Chow, recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. EFRC Sr. Investigator Weng Chow is the recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. This highly prestigious award presented by the IEEE Photonics Society is given to a select group of scientists who are considered pioneers in the field of quantum electronics. [...]

By | 2017-01-13T19:25:57+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

Sandia Develops a Synthesis of Quantum Dots that Increases the Quantum Yield to 95.5%

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) based on blue indium-gallium-nitride (InGaN) LEDs that excite yellow-green-emitting yttrium-aluminum-garnet: cerium phosphors (YAG:Ce, a nonhygroscopic, chemically inert inorganic scintillator) have a cold white emission that can be made warmer with the addition of a red-emitting component. Unfortunately, red emitters that satisfy all criteria for use in solid-state lighting (SSL) applications are [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Sandia Develops a Synthesis of Quantum Dots that Increases the Quantum Yield to 95.5%