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Accelerating research of complex chemistry problems

Post, January 19, 2022 • The Exascale Catalytic Chemistry project, a partnership with Sandia, Argonne, and Pacific Northwest national laboratories, and Brown and Northeastern universities, started in 2017 and brings together physical chemists and applied mathematicians to design computational tools that can take advantage of the world's most powerful computers to speed up understanding of...

CRF confronts COVID-19 and gets back to work

Post, March 8, 2021 • The 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 affected all of the Labs’ sites with enforced stay-at-home orders in most locations. The Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science Center, including the CRF, is located in California where the governor mandated a statewide quarantine in March 2020, which stayed in force for more than eight...

Dedication, curiosity earn chemist DOE Early Career Award

Post, June 16, 2022 • CRF Scientist Krupa Ramasesha Each year, the Department of Energy awards five-year, $2.5M, Early Career Award grants to young scientists, chosen through a highly competitive research proposal selection process. For CRF scientist Krupa Ramasesha, winning the Department of Energy’s Early Career Award means that she can launch an in-depth study...
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Finding a molecular needle in a haystack

Post, July 7, 2017 • Bálint Sztáray, left, from the University of the Pacific, and Sandia National Laboratories chemist David Osborn display the PEPICO instrument. Sandia Labs creates better ‘fingerprints’ to detect elusive, valuable chemical compounds By Sarah Sewel Imagine being able to see the entire Statue of Liberty and a small ant on its...

In Memory of Jim Miller

Post, November 23, 2021 • Jim Miller In Memoriam: Jim Miller (1946–2021) Jim Miller dedicated his life to science while never losing either his warmth and interest in the people around him or his interest in the world. A theorist and research scientist, Jim was known as one of the early developers of CHEMKIN, the...

Sandia develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

Post, May 13, 2016 • About the photo: Sandia National Laboratories postdoctoral researcher Layal Hakim, center, working with Joe Oefelein, left, and Guilhem Lacaze, designed and implemented an optimized chemical model that describes autoignition of a diesel fuel surrogate. By Michael Padilla Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a model for how diesel engines...
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Sandia hosts Chinese delegation

Post, May 3, 2017 • by Michael Padilla Opening doors for innovation and entrepreneurships opportunities is key for Sandia/California.  As part of that commitment, Sandia/California hosted a delegation of municipal leaders from Luzhou, China, on Thursday, April 20. Luzhou, located in the Sichuan Province of China, is known as the wine city of China.  “Partnering with...

Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

Post, January 13, 2017 • by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories has formed an industry-funded Spray Combustion Consortium to better understand fuel injection by developing modeling tools. Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path...