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HyMARC designated as an approved program at the Advanced Light Source

The Sandia-led Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) has been designated an approved program at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that makes a third-generation synchrotron light source available to researchers in numerous areas. As an approved ALS program, researchers are allocated time with the ALS [...]

By | 2016-10-05T18:22:00+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on HyMARC designated as an approved program at the Advanced Light Source

HySTEP honored with FLC-Far West 2016 Outstanding Partnership award

As a partner in developing Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance (HySTEP), a device to accelerate the validation of hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell vehicles, Sandia received the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Far West Region Award for Outstanding Partnership. Sandia shared the award with HySTEP partners National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Air Liquide, Boyd Hydrogen, [...]

By | 2017-02-27T15:54:55+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on HySTEP honored with FLC-Far West 2016 Outstanding Partnership award

Understanding Hazardous Combustion Byproducts Reduces Factors Impacting Climate Change

By Micheal Padilla Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility are developing the understanding necessary to build cleaner combustion technologies that will in turn reduce climate impact. Their work focuses on understanding the oxidation chemistry of organic carbon species critical to many processes including controlling emissions of toxic combustion byproducts to reduce climate change brought on [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:43+00:00 August 29th, 2016|CRF, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Understanding Hazardous Combustion Byproducts Reduces Factors Impacting Climate Change

Sandia explores aggressive high-efficiency sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines

by Michael Padilla Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility are playing a key role in developing sparkplug-free engines that will help meet ambitious automotive fuel economy targets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. They are working on low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) operating strategies for affordable, high-efficiency engines that will meet stringent air-quality standards. Sandia [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:47+00:00 June 17th, 2016|News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia explores aggressive high-efficiency sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines

Sandia develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

 By Michael Padilla Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a model for how diesel engines autoignite that should lead to increased engine efficiency and a better understanding of how pollutants form. Sandia postdoctoral researcher Layal Hakim, working with mentors and Sandia principal investigators Guilhem Lacaze and Joe Oefelein, designed and implemented an optimized chemical [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:47+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

Robert Kolasinski wins DOE Early Career Award

By Michael Padilla Robert Kolasinski (8366) has received a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science to support his work on how intense fusion plasmas interact with the interior surfaces of fusion reactors. Robert’s research will develop the scientific foundations needed to determine how reactor [...]

By | 2016-05-10T20:07:42+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Robert Kolasinski wins DOE Early Career Award

Mark Musculus named SAE fellow

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories combustion researcher Mark Musculus has been named a fellow of SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers. Established in 1975, the fellow designation honors long-term SAE members who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through leadership, research and innovation. Only about 20 of SAE’s more [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:48+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Transportation Energy|0 Comments

Jackie Chen inducted into Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

by Michael Padilla Jackie Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility, will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 19 in Oakland, California. Jackie is being honored in the area of science and technology for her contributions to using the world’s fastest supercomputers [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:48+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Transportation Energy|0 Comments

Jackie Chen to give keynote address at ISC High performance conference in Germany

By Michael Padilla Jackie Chen, distinguished member of technical staff at the Combustion Research Facility, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. Jackie will [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:49+00:00 February 17th, 2016|CRF, News, Transportation Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Algae Raceway to speed path to biofuels

With the aim of transforming algae into a cost-competitive biofuel, Sandia/California has opened a new facility for further research into algae production. Called the algae raceway, the facility comprises three 1,000-liter ponds outfitted with custom lighting, environmental controls, and advanced monitoring. Several efforts are slated to begin immediately: a project to identify the best performing [...]

By | 2016-03-09T20:39:27+00:00 February 9th, 2016|News, Transportation Energy|0 Comments