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Sandia’s Dr. Jeffrey Tsao Is Recognized as an Asian-American Engineer of the Year

The 2013 Asian-American Engineer of the Year awardees. Sandia's Dr. Jeffrey Tsao is fourth from the right (standing). Dr. Tsao, a Distinguished Member of Sandia’s Technical Staff in the Semiconductor and Optical Sciences Department, is one of eight distinguished engineers upon whom this award was conferred this year by the AAEOY organization. He [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:00+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Sandia’s Dr. Jeffrey Tsao Is Recognized as an Asian-American Engineer of the Year

SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

EFRC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Sandian Erik Spoerke and UNM scientist Patrick Johnson, volunteered at Explora Museum over the weekend. The three scientists participated in a program event hosted by Explora called Portal to the Public, whose goal is to, "Engage in experiential activities with scientists that are your neighbors in the c0mmunity." [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:00+00:00 April 14th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

Jonathan Wierer to Present at Illuminating Engineering Society-Albuquerque Section Meeting

One of our SSLS scientists, Jonathan Wierer, is presenting at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)-Albuquerque section meeting. The goal of IES is to, “improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that will benefit the general populace.” His talk titled, “Latest SSL work at Sandia [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:00+00:00 April 12th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Jonathan Wierer to Present at Illuminating Engineering Society-Albuquerque Section Meeting

ECIS and Compass Metals: Platinum Nanostructures for Enhanced Catalysis

Renewable energy sources are critical to the nation’s future, and hydrogen-powered fuel cells offer an attractive alternative to current technologies. However, fuel-cell catalysts must become more durable, efficient, and inexpensive before they are practical and cost-effective. Because most fuel cells use platinum or platinum alloys as catalysts, the limited platinum supply is a barrier to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:01+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Systems Engineering, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on ECIS and Compass Metals: Platinum Nanostructures for Enhanced Catalysis

ECIS, Boeing, Caltrans, and Others: Fuel-Cell-Powered Mobile Lighting Applications

Highway construction workers, airport maintenance personnel, and film crews use small, portable lighting systems known as “mobile lighting.” Traditionally, mobile lighting units are powered by diesel-fueled generators that produce CO2, NOx (nitrogen oxides produced during combustion), and soot, putting them at odds with responsible environmental stewardship. Sandia, with help from Boeing, the California Department of [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:01+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Capabilities, CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on ECIS, Boeing, Caltrans, and Others: Fuel-Cell-Powered Mobile Lighting Applications

Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

Increasing consumer power demand creates numerous challenges for ensuring reliable, stable power for all customers. Many energy generation technologies, particularly renewables, generate direct-current power that must be converted to alternating current before use. High-frequency silicon carbide thyristors are expected to revolutionize grid infrastructure. Power switches, known as thyristors, perform this conversion and are [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:01+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage Systems, Global Climate & Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid, Systems Engineering, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL

SSLS scientist George Wang presented at tSSL on March 26th-27th. George Wang, a senior investigator in solid-state lighting science, was invited to speak at the 7th Taiwan Solid-State Lighting (2013 tSSL). The conference was held on March 26th-27th in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of tSSL is "to bring together scientists and engineers actively [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:02+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Conferences, EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL

ECIS-UNM: Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification

Clean water scarcity leads to disease, death, and often international tension. Limited clean water supplies face further stress due to its required use in a number of industrial processes. Reverse osmosis (RO) is currently the best method of desalination (making fresh water from seawater), but the energy requirements and costs for this process are tremendous [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:05+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, Global Climate & Energy, Materials Science, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on ECIS-UNM: Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification

ECIS-Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation: Hydrocarbon Membrane Fuels the Success of Future Generation Vehicles

At Sandia National Laboratories, researcher Cy Fujimoto, in partnership with Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), is developing a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) that can operate optimally with minimum on-board humidification and low gas crossover. Current fuel cell vehicles run optimally when the air and hydrogen fuel is humidified, which requires high pressures and additional systems [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:05+00:00 February 14th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Partnership, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on ECIS-Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation: Hydrocarbon Membrane Fuels the Success of Future Generation Vehicles

ECIS-Veeco: Research Driving Down the Costs of Efficient LED Lighting

Solid state lighting (SSL), which uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs), has the potential to be 10 times more energy efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Currently, 20% of U.S. energy use powers lighting. SSL technology can potentially significantly cut U.S. lighting energy use, reducing electricity consumption for lighting by one-fourth. That’s why since 2003, the Department [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:06+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on ECIS-Veeco: Research Driving Down the Costs of Efficient LED Lighting