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A. Alec Talin

Staff Page • Chemistry, Combustion & Materials Science. Biography Alec Talin is a Senior Scientist in the Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society...
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Aleš Srna

Staff Page • Engineering Science, Senior Member of Technical Staff. Biography Dr. Aleš Srna is the principal investigator in the Sandia Heavy-Duty Optical Engine Laboratory and leads a team of researchers responsible for heavy-duty diesel and gaseous fuels heavy-duty engine combustion research at Sandia National Laboratories. He is using optical and laser-based diagnostic...

Ashfia Huq

Staff Page • Materials Physics. Biography Ashfia Huq is a manager in the Materials Physics Department, which is part of the Chemistry Combustion and Materials Science Center in the 8300 Division at Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to joining Sandia, Ashfia worked at Apple Inc. as a manager and X-ray/Neutron subject matter expert in...
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Catalin Spataru

Staff Page • Materials Physics. Education Ph.D., Physics, UC Berkeley (2004) Research Interests First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic, transport and optical properties of advanced materials. Publications Robinson DA et al, Tunable Intervalence Charge Transfer in Ruthenium Prussian Blue Analog Enables Stable and Efficient Biocompatible Artificial Synapses., Advanced Materials (2022)Thomas, CJ et al.,...
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Christian Mailhiot

Staff Page • Materials Science. Biography Prior to joining Sandia in 2016, I held the position of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) during the period 2013 – 2016. At WSU, I was Director of the Center for Institutional Research Computing (CIRC), and founder and Administrative Director...
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Christopher R. Shaddix

Staff Page • Manager, Combustion Research Facility, Plasma & Reacting Flow Science Department. Biography Dr. Shaddix completed his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1993. He served as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Since 1995, he...

Craig A. Taatjes

Staff Page • Senior Manager. Biography Craig Taatjes is the senior manager for Physical Sciences at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility (CRF) in Livermore, California. His research focuses on kinetics and mechanisms of fundamental chemical reactions important in combustion and hydrocarbon oxidation. His work has concentrated on direct measurements of elusive intermediates...

Cristian E. Lacey

Staff Page • R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering. Biography Cristian joined Sandia in 2023 as a senior member of technical staff in the Plasma & Reacting Flows department. His research focuses on developing models and algorithms to mitigate the computational cost of high-fidelity, multi-physics simulations (in particular, turbulent reacting flows), often adopting a physics-based...

Dario Lopez Pintor

Staff Page • Engineering Science, Senior Member of Technical Staff. Biography Dr. Dario Lopez Pintor is the principal investigator in the Sandia Low-Temperature Gasoline Combustion Engine Laboratory, the Off-Road Diesel Engine Laboratory and the Light-Duty Direct-Injection Spark-Ignition Engine Laboratory. Dario is currently responsible for research to improve efficiency and reduce emissions of off-road...
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Dave Chandler

Staff Page • Fellow, Combustion Research Facility, Transportation Research Center. Biography Dave was born in Albuquerque New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico where he obtained his bachelors in Chemistry and was captain of the gymnastics team in 1975. He obtained a PhD in Chemistry at Indiana University and performed a...

David L. Osborn

Staff Page • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Gas Phase Chemical Physics. Biography David's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of chemical reactions. To obtain the greatest level of detail, he often studies reactions that occur completely in the gas phase. More recently, he started a program to study the gas phase immediately...

Doug Medlin

Staff Page • Materials Science. Biography Douglas Medlin is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, USA, where he has served since 1992.  Electron microscopy is a central tool for his research, which is broadly concerned with how the atomistic and mesoscale structure of interfaces controls...
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Elliot James Fuller

Staff Page • Materials Physics. Biography Elliot Fuller received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Irvine, where he worked under Prof. Phil Collins studying low-dimensional electronic systems including single walled carbon nanotubes. He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Materials Physics department at Sandia National Laboratory in 2015 and...
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Ethan Hecht

Staff Page • Senior Member of Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility. Biography Ethan S. Hecht is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories.  He has broad expertise in hydrogen energy systems.  He has led experimental investigations of (high pressure and cryogenic) hydrogen dispersion and...

Habib N. Najm

Staff Page • Senior Scientist, Combustion Research Facility. Biography Habib Najm is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratory. He leads a research program in computational chemical sciences and uncertainty quantification, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1993, and has worked in numerous computational science research...

Isaac Wesley Ekoto

Staff Page • Manager, Engine Combustion. Biography Isaac Ekoto earned his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2006. Isaac has been at Sandia National Laboratories since 2007 where he has worked on projects related to diesel engine combustion and hydrogen safety. He currently is the Principal Investigator of the Gasoline...

Jackie Chen

Staff Page • Senior Scientist, Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science Center. Biography Jacqueline H. Chen has contributed broadly to research in direct numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion focusing on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions relevant to engines. She is also developing a mesoscopic and continuum simulation framework to understand how nonequilibrium chemical processes affect...

Jonathan H. Frank

Staff Page • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility, Reacting Flows. Biography As the Principal Investigator of the Advanced Imaging Laboratory, Jonathan Frank has extensive experience in the development and application of laser diagnostics for multidimensional imaging of chemically reacting flows. As a leader in his field, he has made important...

Judit Zádor

Staff Page • Theoretical Chemical Kinetics . Biography Judit joined Sandia in 2007 and is currently a Distinguished Member of Staff. Her research lies in the broad field of theoretical reaction kinetics, and addresses problems in combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and heterogeneous catalysis. She works on automated kinetics calculations and leads the development of...

Julien Luc Manin

Staff Page • Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Applied Combustion. Biography Dr. Manin obtained his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Automotive and Transportation Systems in France, in 2006. He completed his PhD in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in 2011. Dr. Manin has been...

Khachik Sargsyan

Staff Page • Principal Member of the Technical Staff . Biography Dr. Khachik Sargsyan is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Before working in staff and postdoctoral positions at Sandia, he received his Ph.D. in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann...

Krupa Ramasesha

Staff Page • Principal Member of Technical Staff, CRF, Gas Phase Chemical Physics. Biography Krupa Ramasesha is a Principal Investigator at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, where she is leading a research program investigating ultrafast dynamics in gas phase and condensed phase systems, funded by the DOE/BES Gas Phase Chemical Physics Program and the...

Laura Marie McCaslin

Staff Page • Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility. Biography Laura M. McCaslin, Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the CRF at Sandia, specializes in calculating infrared and photoelectron spectra from molecular dynamics simulations to complement experimental data. One of McCaslin’s main research interests lies in calculating the motion...

Lyle M. Pickett

Staff Page • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Engine Combustion Research. Biography Since 2002, Lyle Pickett has been the Principal Investigator for the Spray Combustion project in the Engine Combustion Research Department of the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Lyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a...

Norm Bartelt

Staff Page • Materials Physics. Biography My work over the last forty years has focused on improving the understanding of the dynamical processes which are responsible the structure and morphology of solid surfaces. Much of this work has involved constructing statistical mechanical models that allow macroscopic behavior to be traced to atomic events. Most...
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