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CRF begins research for Clean Vehicles Consortium

Post, May 15, 2012 • In the fall of 2010, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of three research consortia between the U.S. and China to advance clean energy in the areas of building energy efficiency, clean vehicles, and advanced coal technology. Sandia and the CRF are pleased to begin research in...

CRF manager hosts workshop on hydrogen safety

Post, June 11, 2012 • CRF manager Daniel Dedrick hosted an H2CAN Workshop on Hydrogen Safety in R&D from April 11-12. H2CAN, also known as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Hydrogen Canada Strategic Network, consists of international researchers interested in Hydrogen Production and Purification, Storage, and Infrastructure and Safety. Thirteen...
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CRF Researchers honored at SAE World Congress

Post, May 22, 2012 • Three Sandians from the Engine Combustion group were honored at the 2012 SAE World Congress Awards Ceremony on April 24 in Detroit. Lyle Pickett was presented with the 2011 SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines, Ben Peterson received the Russell S. Springer Award, and Chuck Mueller...

CRF researchers visit NREL

Post, June 20, 2012 • Last month, Transportation Energy Center Director, Bob Carling, CRF manager Daniel Dedrick and staff researcher Aaron Harris met with Hydrogen Program Leadership at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The group discussed alignment of the Codes and Standards programs at both NREL and Sandia with respect to hydrogen safety.

CRF staff participates in hydrogen and safety meeting

Post, June 20, 2012 • CRF manager Daniel Dedrick and researcher Isaac Ekoto participated in a recent meeting of the International Energy Agency. Hosted by Air Liquide in Paris, the meeting focused on Task 31 of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, which focuses on Hydrogen Safety. Researchers at the CRF are leading the subtask focused on...

CRF Visitor Program News August 2011

Post, August 22, 2011 • Gaurav Bansal, post-doc with Jackie Chen Gaurav‘s research was supported by the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center. He worked on direct numerical simulation (DNS) of homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion with di-methyl ether, an oxygenated fuel, DNS of pulsating flame instabilities, and isometric mapping to identify reduced parameterizations in combustion....
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CRF Visitor Program News May 2011

Post, May 22, 2011 • CRF Visitors Darwin Arifin and Torrie Aston, visitors with Tony McDaniel Torrie Aston Darwin Arifin Torrie and Darwin are part of an ongoing collaboration between the CRF and students from the University of Colorado, Boulder.   Brian Fisher, post-doc with Chuck Meuller Brian Fisher Brian Fisher worked as a post-doctoral...
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CRF Visitor Program News Winter-Spring 2012

Post, May 1, 2012 • CRF Visitors Darwin Arifin Darwin Arifin is a return graduate student visitor from the University of Colorado. He will be participating in experiments related to the production of hydrogen and carbon monoxide via thermochemical redox cycles of ceria and doped ceria. Such thermochemical cycles are a means to produce precursors...
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Dawn Manley supports Senatorial visit to China

Post, May 10, 2012 • Dawn Manley with Senator Bingaman (photo courtesy of Jonathan Black) Senior Manager Dawn Manley accompanied Senior New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman on his recent trip to Hong Kong and China to discuss their clean-energy landscape. The U.S. delegation sought to learn more about the policies and incentives that Hong Kong...
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Lyle Pickett awarded SAE John Johnson Award

Post, May 15, 2012 • 2012 SAE President, Frank O. Klegon, Dr. John H. Johnson, Michigan Technological University and award winners Lyle Pickett, Cherian A. Idicheria, Caroline L. Genzale, and Dennis L. Siebers CRF researcher Lyle Pickett was recently awarded the 2011 SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines. Lyle was recognized...
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Sandia and OurEnergyPolicy.org release ‘Goals of Energy Policy’ poll results

Post, December 18, 2012 • US energy policy should simultaneously pursue security of its energy supply, economic stability, and reduced environmental impacts, says a national poll of energy professionals jointly prepared by Sandia and OurEnergyPolicy.org. The findings of the national poll, “The Goals of Energy Policy,” show that the vast majority — more than 85...

Sandia debuts the Livermore Valley Open Campus website

Post, May 22, 2012 • Through an exciting partnership between two Department of Energy national laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) was recently established as a space for open, collaborative work in areas such as bioscience, cyber security, detection technologies, and hydrogen applications. The newly-opened LVOC is a 110-acre campus that brings...

Sandia experts lead technical investigation of hydrogen release incident

Post, October 12, 2012 • Hydrogen experts at Sandia/California were tapped for their technical expertise through a first-ever contract with the state of California to investigate a May 4 hydrogen release at the Bay Area’s Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) hydrogen fueling station in Emeryville, CA. Based on the outcome of that investigation, on...
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Sandia’s Summer Institute

Post, August 26, 2011 • Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World On August 8, Sandia launched a new cross-discipline week-long research program for top graduate students from the nation’s premier universities. At the Sandia Summer Institute (SSI), twenty-one enthusiastic graduate students met to collaborate in small teams, working side-by-side with leading...

Scrambling molecules with light

Post, August 23, 2011 • Isotopic labeling of chemical compounds is one of the most powerful techniques for understanding how chemical reactions proceed. Adding an extra neutron to an atom’s nucleus [changing hydrogen (H) into deuterium (D) for example] doesn’t usually change chemistry, but the extra mass of the heavier isotope allows scientists to track...

UTRC and CRF researchers discuss turbine engines

Post, June 11, 2012 • On April 23, a group of combustion researchers from the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) visited the CRF. Led by manager Dr. Catalin Fotache, the UTRC researchers met with senior managers Art Pontau and Andy McIlroy, manager Daniel Dedrick, and others to speak about experimental diagnostics, modeling and simulation with...