Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185; Sandia National Laboratories, California PO Box 969, Livermore, CA 94551-0969
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Back to the drawing board: Reinventing offshore wind turbines

Brandon Ennis, Sandia National Laboratories' offshore wind technical lead, had a radically new idea for offshore wind turbines: instead of a tall, unwieldy tower with blades at the top, he imagined a towerless turbine with ...


Diesel innovation has humble beginnings

An engine innovation first conceived and tested by Sandia National Laboratories has attracted the attention of big business because of its potential to cost-effectively reduce emissions of soot and nitrogen oxides, encourage ...


High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions

When traveling at five times the speed of sound or faster, the tiniest bit of turbulence is more than a bump in the road, said the Sandia National Laboratories aerospace engineer who for the first time characterized the vibrational ...


Opening architecture to make air travel safer and easier

Air travelers may see faster, safer security checkpoints—no need to open bags or remove liquids or shoes—thanks to the award-winning work of Sandia and their partners who have developed an open architecture for airport ...

Energy & Green Tech

Safer, more powerful batteries for electric cars, power grid

Solid-state batteries, currently used in small electronic devices like smart watches, have the potential to be safer and more powerful than lithium-ion batteries for things such as electric cars and storing energy from solar ...


High-speed alloy creation could revolutionize hydrogen's future

A Sandia National Laboratories team of materials scientists and computer scientists, with some international collaborators, have spent more than a year creating 12 new alloys—and modeling hundreds more—that demonstrate ...

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