September 2014 Visitor Departures

WDTS departure Christopher Nilsen 6/23/2014-9/4/2014 Chuck Mueller Christopher Nilsen was one of the many of the students and faculty visiting the CRF under the DOE Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program. Learn more about Christopher’s work at the CRF.   Damir Valiev 10/7/2013 – 9/1/2014 Jackie Chen As a roving…

August Visitor Departures

Many of the students and faculty visiting the CRF under the DOE Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program returned to their universities in August. To learn more about their work at the CRF, click on the links below. Samira Iqbal, 6/2/14 – 8/7/14, Host: Ethan Hecht Brittany Hagler, 6/2/14 –…

Free-Piston Engines: A Possible Route to Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

A Sandia team is pursuing a novel route to hybrid-electric vehicles: the free-piston engine. So called because the piston is not mechanically linked to other engine systems, such as the crankshaft, the free-piston engine may provide greater efficiency than its conventional diesel and gasoline counterparts. Fueled by renewably sourced hydrogen, it also could one day…