Sandia National Laboratories - Albuquerque, NM
Company Point of Contact:
Mr. Gary M. Ferguson
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0955
Phone: (505) 845-9484
Fax: (505) 284-3283
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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) multiprogram national effort that maintains sites in New Mexico and California with test facilities in Nevada and Hawaii. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM and operated by the Sandia Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martin Marietta, SNL employs over 8,500 personnel and has an annual budget of more than $1.4B. The laboratories have facilities for manufacturing process development, environmental testing, renewable energy, radiation research, combustion research, computing, and microelectronics research and production.
Sandia's research-based engineering efforts are solidly based on a matrix of core competencies. Comprised of two critical elements, research foundations and integrated capabilities, Sandia's core competencies have been developed and advanced by 40 years of research and development in nuclear weapons, energy, environmental, and work for other government agencies. These core competencies are critical to SNL's long term success and constitute their singular capabilities in the national laboratory field. Engineered processes and materials, computational and information sciences, microelectronics and phototonics, and engineering sciences comprise Sandia's four major research foundations. These are complemented by and rely on the laboratories' integrated capabilities of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Information Technology, Electronics, and Pulsed-Power.
Originally tasked with nuclear weapon development, SNL has expanded their mission beyond that of researching and developing programs for solutions to military security, energy security, environmental integrity, and work for other government agencies. SNL now also maintains a goal to team with industry in programs to include advanced manufacturing technologies, improved transportation, cost-effective health care, and information/ computation science and technology. These new responsibilities are in response to the changing global environment and Sandia's endeavor to share technology to enhance America's global competitiveness and the national quality of life.
As one of the premier laboratories in the nation, Sandia offers industry and government a rich research and development resource. Sandians have researched and assiduously recorded information on complete process life cycles - information which industry needs. From years of experience in scientific areas, Sandia has also examined and developed numerous related technological concepts which have practical applications in the industrial arena. For example, the design-for-environment system EcoSysTM can provide designers and process engineers with perspectives on the relative environmental impact between alternate designs. This information system taps into detailed life cycle, product, process, and material data that is critical to the analysis.
Sandia National Laboratories is staffed with personnel who are innovative, independent-thinking, motivated, and represent a critical element of this national resource. This high level of expertise is as much a strength of SNL as the transferable technology. This combination of personnel, research and development proficiency, and technical capabilities makes Sandia a vital element in maintaining the United States' energy security as well as its environmental integrity and global economic competitive position.